Tag: Dairy

An Introduction to Sheep Dairying

An Introduction to Sheep Dairying

An overview of the advantages of sheep milk, the best breeds for dairying, and a few special care considerations.

Why Are Dairy Bulls More Dangerous Than Beef Bulls?

Why Are Dairy Bulls More Dangerous Than Beef Bulls?

The answers to this common question include genetics, upbringing, and bull management.

Heritage Livestock Breed Comparison Charts

Heritage Livestock Breeds Comparison Charts

We recently linked to the Pick-a-Chick chart from the Livestock Conservancy, allowing prospective chicken keepers to compare the characteristics of heritage breeds at a glance. The Livestock Conservancy has many […]

Toggenburg

Toggenburg

The tough, spirited Toggenburg is one of the most low-maintenance dairy goats—and one of the most challenging.

Saanen

Saanen

This pure white breed has earned its reputation as the Holstein of the goat world.

Pygmy

Pygmy

Sweet and spunky, the lovable Pygmy goat endears itself to all who know it.

Oberhasli

Oberhasli

This rare Swiss dairy breed is making a rebound thanks to the work of dedicated breeders.

Nubian

Nubian

Long ears and a loud voice make this popular dairy breed distinctive—but it does not come from Africa.

Nigerian Dwarf

Nigerian Dwarf

Goats of dwarfish proportions were once widespread across much of Africa, their historic home being a large swath stretching from the Atlantic coast inland as far as modern Sudan and […]

LaMancha

LaMancha

As its name suggests, the LaMancha does have ancestors from Spain, but it was developed entirely in the United States. Its story begins with the arrival of the conquistadors. The […]