Keeping a Family Cow, by Joann Sills
Grohman, is the perfect book for anyone who has never had a cow, is just considering one,
or has one and is floundering. It will be useful to most small farmers because it
pulls together information that is either new, poorly explained, or not to be found under
one cover elsewhere. The book is well written, organized, and indexed.
It places the cow and dairy products in a contemporary context. Not
that it's a thriller - it's more of a romance - but I've had people say they sat up most
of the night reading Keeping a Family Cow.
The book features essential info for
running the small farm; tips on things like milking, feeding,
stall-building, calf-care, etc.; emergency cow-care in the case of bloat or
milk fever; in-depth discussions of how to buy a cow, and how to dry her
off; and some thoughts on the economics of farming and food processing that
may be interesting even for the non-farmer or the nutritionist/meal planner.
It doesn't just tell you how to take care of a cow, it tells you why you
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