The Family Cow

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Garden Way Pub., 1976 - Technology & Engineering - 262 pages
7 Reviews

This is the essential guide for anyone who wants to keep a cow. Fully illustrated chapters provide comprehensive information on buying, handling, feeding, milking, calving, nutrition, health care, breeds, growing feed crops, and more.

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User Review  - Marianne Butler - Goodreads

This has a lot of good information, but it's not practical enough. I didn't feel confident that owning a cow would be possible without a history of owning them in the past. It left me terrified and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I did end up learning a few things about cows, but when I closed the book, I was mostly left in a daze from the information overload. A good chunk of the book seemed to be focused on nutrition and I ... Read full review

About the author (1976)

Author Dirk van Loon has written two Storey books, The Family Cow and Small-Scale Pig Raising. He publishes a monthly newspaper for small-scale rural producers called Rural Delivery. Dirk is a graduate of the College of Agriculture at Cornell University and now lives in Nova Scotia.

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