There is only one difference between A1 and A2 beta casein—the amino acid in position 67. The question is: Does that little difference affect human health?
Although it makes a good pet, tourist attraction, or photographer’s model, the Highland has so much more to offer homesteaders and organic beef producers.
As its name suggests, the Guernsey cow comes from the Island of Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands located off the coast of France. Much of the breed’s earliest history is speculative. Some researchers suggest that Roman and Viking cattle were abandoned on the island and gave rise to the Guernsey. The most common theory, […]
This popular homestead breed makes an excellent low-input grassfed beef solution for cold climates.
One of the first specialized beef breeds in the world, the English Longhorn is now extremely rare.
This sweet, hardy dairy cow may be best known for looks, but it is well suited to serious pasture-based dairying.
The Devon is a good choice for small farms, and it has potential in conservation grazing, the practice of improving native grasslands with livestock.
Pat Coleby’s guiding principle seems to be that if you provide the animal with the right vitamins and minerals, it will heal itself. She seeks to work with the animal’s natural immune system, rather than to suppress it with antibiotics and other drugs. Natural Cattle Care, covering both beef and dairy cattle, demonstrates the application […]
Goat owners, if you can only buy one book on goat health, consider this book by Pat Coleby. It is guaranteed to quickly become a favorite, one you will refer to often whether you raise goats for milk, meat, or fiber. Coleby’s approach in Natural Goat Care to goat care is unique, based on the principle that […]
The Ayrshire breed is largely developed from cattle that have lived in the county of Ayr in southwestern Scotland for hundreds of years. Farmers began seeking to improve their stock after about 1750 and imported a variety of cattle from other countries in an effort to improve both milk and meat production. The resulting breed, […]