cow math

I went to look at Highland cows for sale yesterday. Oh boy, can you even imagine how adorable a VERY pregnant Highland Cow is? How about 7 of them all waddling in the sunny snowy day? Black, brindle, red- they were a bit wild, but gorgeous and in beautiful condition. They were a fair price, and delivery is available. But….I don’t want to buy bred cows, we need a few 2 year old Highland steers (that’s a boy w/o balls) to finish over the spring, summer and fall, not mommas who will have babies. I keep doing cow math, but … Continue reading cow math

what’s behind that cottage cheese

Today was a very interesting experience. I attended my first livestock auction. Let me tell you, if you are on the fence as to whether dairy products are ethical- go to a livestock auction. I sat as cull cow after cull cow came through the ring. It was horrible. The handling was not a factor in my statement, the cows were treated just fine, but what I saw in these poor cull cows sure is something that bothered me and reinforced my conviction that the dairy industry disgusts me. Cull cows are the animals in a dairy herd who have … Continue reading what’s behind that cottage cheese