12 Things to have in place to have a family dairy cow. Do you have them?

  1. Healthy cow
  2. Time/labor to milk every day
  3. Fenced area for confinement
  4. Reliable water supply
  5. Food source: high-quality hay; high protien cow feed; minerals
  6. Vet relationship
  7. Halter
  8. Milking stanchion
  9. Milking equipment
  10. Cold storage for milk
  11. Use for milk
  12. Method to successfully breed cow and take care of calf