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Oreo Cookie cows... - no kidding!
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2013, 10:54:43 AM »
Those 2 yearling steers I slaughterd last month were Holsteins, got them cheap from an Amish dairy farmer I know.

From now on though, I'm thinking about raising Oreo-Cookie* cows and calves.  I learned atrificial insemnation back in 4H decades ago, and have a small Dewars flask to transport sperm in, no need to have a bull.

A gal down the road from me raised them for years... she's an animal scientist at Jackson Labs days, and homesteader the rest of the time. She says the grass / hay / feed "conversion" and growth for them up here in Maine is the best of all breeds.  The critters have a "second coat" of hair keeping them warmer and dryer in the Maine climate than other breeds.

* http://www.wcsh6.com/life/programming/local/bill_greens_maine/article/199425/144/Maine-is-epicenter-for-Oreo-Cookie-cows

Oreo Cookie Cows

AKA Belted Galloways
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