Looking for ways to expand your small-farm dairy business? Milk offers many opportunities for diversifying your product offerings! Here are some common ways to add value to farm-fresh milk. Cream Cream is not one of the more popular value-added dairy products around, but it does have a loyal following among health-conscious customers. Fresh, raw cream…
An overview of the advantages of sheep milk, the best breeds for dairying, and a few special care considerations.
The answers to this common question include genetics, upbringing, and bull management.
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 other useful charts for other types of livestock, as well: Cattle. Horses. Donkeys. Pigs. Goats. Sheep. Rabbits. Turkeys. Geese. Ducks. Depending on the type of…
The tough, spirited Toggenburg is one of the most low-maintenance dairy goats—and one of the most challenging.
This pure white breed has earned its reputation as the Holstein of the goat world.
Sweet and spunky, the lovable Pygmy goat endears itself to all who know it.
This rare Swiss dairy breed is making a rebound thanks to the work of dedicated breeders.
Long ears and a loud voice make this popular dairy breed distinctive—but it does not come from Africa.
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 almost spanning from 20°N to 20°S latitude. These miniature goats varied by region, some being stocky, cobby little animals and others proportioned like true dairy…