One of the biggest aspects of raising cattle, besides feeding them and crunching the numbers in the name of keeping financial records and doing annual income tax paper work, is that direct interaction--and dare I say relationship--between the person caring for the cattle and the cattle themselves.
For most of those who grew up around cows and think they "know" cows, this is something that's always taken for granted. But for the novice cow-keepers that are bringing home their first bovine[s] that they worked so hard to find? Talk about intimidating! Just how does a first-time cow owner get over their fears as well as some negative perceptions, and begin the life-long process of learning to work well with their first bovines? I may have a few of those answers below.
Range Nerd, Forage & Grazing Fanatic and a Bovine Enthusiast. A love for farming, and for the soil.
This is a specialty "farmers/ranchers only" section where I share and expound on the various tips, tricks, and information on how to raise cows and cattle, from feeding and grazing to breeding, to handling and keeping them healthy. This blog is for anyone who wants to raise cows, or are already doing so!