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Miniature Cattle Breeding Program
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DJ    Posted 02-09-2002 at 08:52:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
Has anyone researched the miniature cow business? I understand it's a tax deductible endeavor.

I am interested in learning more in the event I'd like to find a way to make money off our little area of the earth. (out in the future somewhere)

I want something that's easy and profitable.

LOL Yeah right.

Any advice, again, is greatly appreciated.



Donna    Posted 02-10-2002 at 12:46:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I forgot to mention, a good meat goat is the Boar,
not a lot of frame to feel up, the Nubian is a good milker they produce the most cream, and a good cross which I once had and I am going to go back to is the Boar/Nubian cross, you have a meaty
milk goat, the cross does not effect the milk production and it puts meat on the frame, and they are much healther, I like the cross and if I were wanting the milk and the meat this is what I would choose and this is why I am returing to the cross.


Dennis    Posted 02-10-2002 at 08:27:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]

DJ,
Maybe this link will help. At least it is a starting point.
http://www.maroon.com/mininewsletter/index.html
Dennis


Thanks Dennis    Posted 02-10-2002 at 10:17:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll have a look at it. ;0)


Donna    Posted 02-09-2002 at 18:12:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try raising goats, you have dairy goats and you have meat goats, easy to raise, and you can make a
good turn on your money, all they are is a very small cow, you treat them pretty much the same, They don't have to be registered, just a good grade, either dairy or meat.


Thanks Donna    Posted 02-10-2002 at 10:18:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'll check into it.

What does the milk taste like?

Can you eat a goat?

I'm serious, I don't know.

LOL


Donna    Posted 02-10-2002 at 12:41:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
It taste like good ole farm cow milk {nubian has the most cream}, but you have to keep the buck {billy} away from your milking nanny he is what will ruin the taste of the milk by rubbing his scent on her}
We love the milk and it is much better for you, and I casterate my bucklings when they are days old or you can band them if you rather not cut them, you butcher them just like you do a deer, when they get around 90 pounds is when I butcher, and the meat taste like a young stear, you have to casterate or you want be able to stand the strong smell and taste, they are easy to medicate, they are not near as likely to cause damage to you as a cow would, I disbud when they are no more than 5 days old, I use a medium size soldering iron you can get regular disbudding tools, but the soldering iron has taken care of mine, I had trouble with one, I have a wire saw I used on him, just takes 5 minutes, thats the down side, the upside is they are fun, you will need a good fence, mine is 5 ft. high, regular field fence, I have the Great Pyrenees to guard them, and you can
get some ideas from others, some have llamas and donkeys to help guard their flocks. I hope this has helped, by the way you don't have to dehorn if you don't want to, this is each persons preference, I don't like the horns so they are removed here. I told hubby I did not want anything I could not physical put somewhere if I had to by my self, I am only 5' 1" , so this is the perfect animal for me to raise, I have been raising them for several years and love them, they are the love of my day.


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