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Collapse This Category News & Updates from HJO Director, MaryJane Butters    
Old Posts Buy the BOOKS!
My most recent books, Milk Cow Kitchen and Moo-n Over Main Street Metropolis, are now available. Order your autographed copies today!
3 53 Aug 07 2017
09:25:15 AM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
 
New Posts News of Cowcern
Here’s where I share relevant news that pertains to anything dairy.
301 1187 Nov 17 2017
3:11:10 PM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Milk Cow Kitchen Book Updates and Revisions
Please take a minute to read!
18 240 Jan 02 2017
1:36:04 PM
by: CloversMum Jump to Last Post
 
Collapse This Category Welcome Wagon    
Old Posts Welcome Wagon
Are you new to the Heritage Jersey Organization chatroom? Find out how it works and introduce yourself! We’re anxious to get to know you.
50 672 Jun 12 2017
9:39:52 PM
by: Finelittlefarm Jump to Last Post
 
Collapse This Category Marketplace    
Old Posts Cows FOR SALE (or barter or swap)
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49 634 Oct 24 2017
08:24:27 AM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Bulls and Semen FOR SALE (or barter or swap)
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34 372 Oct 24 2017
08:25:19 AM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Steers FOR SALE (or barter or swap)
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1 16 Feb 18 2016
7:41:56 PM
by: CloversMum Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Dairy and Farm Equipment FOR SALE (or barter ...)
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12 288 Oct 28 2016
07:46:21 AM
by: GingerBKelly Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Hay (and supplements) FOR SALE
2 57 Feb 23 2016
09:25:02 AM
by: CloversMum Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Services: Hire In/Hire Out
Looking for a helping hand? Or maybe you’re the helping hand? Everything from AI (artificial insemination technicians) to fencing crews to long-distance animal transport, this is the place to get hooked up!
5 72 Feb 15 2016
7:44:01 PM
by: CloversMum Jump to Last Post
 
Collapse This Category "You Bought WHAT?!"    
Old Posts She’s all mine!
Yikes, now what? Share your flair for all things cow—lend an ear, sound off, wax eloquent, moo if you want to. You have our permission to have a cow about it, okay? For those who are still dreaming about a cow of their own, tell us how you found yours.
83 1332 Sep 23 2017
09:35:16 AM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Cut the Cow-Speak
“What does polled mean?” How about phrases like “She threw a white-faced calf?” Or “Does a cow have to get pregnant in order to give milk?” “What’s a heifer?” “What’s the difference between hay and straw?” “What’s a steer?” Ask it HERE! Freshen, strip, dip. There ain’t no such thing as a stupid question.
8 107 Apr 12 2017
7:46:08 PM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Housing
From stanchions to milking parlors to feed bunks to fences, what’s necessary and what’s pie in the sky?
18 441 May 24 2017
11:12:50 AM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Pasture Perfect
Pasture management has its ups and downs. Share your successes (and your failures—don’t be shy now). The grass is often greener when a neighbor lends a hand.
14 170 Oct 09 2017
10:01:57 PM
by: Boots&Flipflops Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Pasture-fed vs. Grain-fed
What’s your take on the grass-fed movement? Doable? Desirable?
6 143 Jun 09 2017
05:34:53 AM
by: txbikergirl Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Mineral Supplements
How important are they? Very. And to make things more difficult, mineral requirements vary from locale to locale. What’s lacking in your area? How do you supply the right mix of minerals?
10 128 Mar 26 2017
07:51:24 AM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Breeding
How does one choose between artificial insemination (AI) and a live bull? How often does a cow need to get pregnant in order to keep a supply of milk? Can I force her to go into heat with an injection? At what age is a bull old enough to be a bull?
20 397 Jan 12 2017
10:30:17 AM
by: txbikergirl Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Inbreeding
Not everyone thinks inbreeding is a bad thing. Notable universities promote it as “line breeding” for purposes of breed integrity and selection. What’s your take on it?
3 29 Oct 22 2015
7:30:56 PM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Birth and Delivery
At what age can my cow get pregnant for the first time? How long is a cow pregnancy? When a cow delivers, am I supposed to assist? What do I do if my cow’s delivery goes south on me?
31 547 Jun 30 2017
05:34:36 AM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Calf Health
From bottle feeding to nursing to vaccines and disinfecting the umbilical cord, what's necessary and what can be expected when bovine bouncing baby arrives?
16 161 Oct 07 2017
8:47:33 PM
by: chives Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Pest Control
We hate meeses to pieces, but they’re a fact of life. Share your rodent and fly control protocol.
5 45 Jul 18 2017
1:37:39 PM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Collapse This Category It's All About the Milk    
Old Posts Milking
All about milking ... hand vs. machine, let-down, machine preferences, pasteurizers, etc. Details, details!
26 579 Nov 01 2016
10:57:08 AM
by: GingerBKelly Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Sanitation
Share your tips for keeping things clean. Remember, none of us were born in a barn.
6 58 Mar 04 2016
3:15:58 PM
by: txbikergirl Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Raw vs. Pasteurized
What’s your take on all of it and why?
8 52 Dec 19 2016
06:06:30 AM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts A1 vs. A2—all the RAGE!
The A1 vs. A2 controversy rages on. What’s your two cents worth? Hold on!!! Just what is A1 vs. A2 milk? Well, we thought you’d never ask.
3 32 Jul 13 2016
5:38:33 PM
by: txbikergirl Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Bottle-fed vs. Teat-fed
Do you leave a calf on your cow when you’re milking her or do you strictly bottle feed until it’s old enough to survive on hay? How old is old enough?
3 16 May 05 2017
09:41:14 AM
by: Sydney2015 Jump to Last Post
 
Collapse This Category Happy and Healthy    
Old Posts Emergency! Vet Care
“Can I do it myself or should I call the vet?”
20 284 Sep 24 2017
6:29:30 PM
by: CloversMum Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Transporting Cattle
8 88 Nov 21 2015
4:35:59 PM
by: txbikergirl Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Herbal Remedies
Sometimes the cure for what ails us and our critters can be found in Mother Nature’s apothecary. (Keep in mind that this chatroom is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for the advice of a qualified health care or vet care professional.)
9 139 Apr 13 2017
04:52:34 AM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Oh no, Mastitis!!!!
... and things like ketosis, milk fever, contagious milk bacteria, and grass tetany. What are they and how do we avoid them?
9 103 Feb 23 2017
11:21:05 AM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Genetic Testing
DNA testing for things like A2 milk, horns, and parentage is now fairly cheap and extremely helpful. Are you on board?
2 16 Nov 22 2015
4:30:38 PM
by: Milkmaid Lorinda Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Vaccinations, Johnes, BVD-PI, TB, etc.
“What do they mean anyway and what and when do my cattle need them?”
10 83 Jul 21 2016
11:25:14 AM
by: farmlife Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Parasites
Curse them all you want, but they’re a reality. What’s your plan for parasite control? You’ll need one.
2 17 Apr 17 2016
3:17:30 PM
by: Sydney2015 Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Dehorning
What, when, and how?
8 88 Dec 20 2016
09:20:07 AM
by: chives Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Hoof Trimming
“How often do I need to trim hooves?” “What will happen if I don’t?” “Can I do it myself?”
8 94 Oct 29 2017
11:54:46 AM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Collapse This Category Milk Cow Kitchen    
New Posts Recipes
“When I’m in my kitchen, I use milk to make ...” From cheeses to butter to gravy to milkshakes, fill in the blanks.
97 1024 Nov 14 2017
4:50:35 PM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Entremanureship
Taking the leap to sell your dairy products can be daunting. We’re here for you! From packaging tips to regulatory requirements, you have serious homework to do, and we’d like to hear all about it!
6 137 May 13 2016
4:47:15 PM
by: CloversMum Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Meat and Butchering
Regardless of my feelings, it’s headed for the freezer—the pros and cons of raising and butchering your own meat.
4 26 Nov 03 2014
3:11:07 PM
by: Jersey James Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Milk Maid Fashion
What do you WEAR to greet your cow every day? Winter can be serious business. From boots to bonnets to gloves to socks, what are your favorites and why?
8 120 May 18 2016
4:35:32 PM
by: txbikergirl Jump to Last Post
 
New Posts Milk Cow Decor
And last but not least, do you, um, decorate your home and office in all things cow? Cow decor is now officially trendy. Show ’n tell it here!
39 467 Nov 21 2017
03:47:48 AM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Collapse This Category Cow Community and Chit Chat    
New Posts Chit Chat and Daily Weather Report
We’ve got it all—from mild and balmy to wild, wacky, and wicked. What’s going on in your world today?
1217 22265 Nov 20 2017
09:57:01 AM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Cow Share Programs
Do they work? What are the legalities of neighbors jointly owning a cow?
1 2 Sep 22 2014
1:43:40 PM
by: Ron Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Zoning Codes
Changing zoning codes to allow for backyard cows can be difficult to understand, but people are doing it everywhere. Let’s build support! What are the steps you went through?
1 10 Oct 27 2014
7:48:02 PM
by: Ron Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Barnyard Buddies
We mustn’t neglect the critters that serve as “cow”panions to our bovine friends. From honeybees to hens and pigs to peacocks, we’re hopeless animal lovers. Who are the critters in your life?
73 968 Jun 18 2017
3:11:12 PM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Parenting and Chores
How do we keep our kids from being swept up in the hype of the world? The power of animal chores just might be what saves us.
5 76 Oct 09 2017
08:03:58 AM
by: Boots&Flipflops Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Hogs & Quiches & Prayers Round-up
When our animals are ailing, we are too. Hugs, kisses, prayers, and support. Give ’em and get ’em here!
7 149 Jan 02 2016
06:00:35 AM
by: chives Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Resources
Books, websites, and how-to animal care video links, equipment recommendations, etc.
7 56 Oct 29 2016
06:47:31 AM
by: NellieBelle Jump to Last Post
 
Collapse This Category We're Here for You    
Old Posts Posting Photos
It’s easy-peasy. Find out how in the FAQ.
3 43 Feb 18 2016
2:47:58 PM
by: txbikergirl Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Technical Support
Post here if you have problems or questions related to the use of this chatroom.
5 27 Aug 09 2015
10:40:13 AM
by: maryjane Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Practice Area
This is the place that gives you a chance to become more familiar with how to use certain features so you can keep testing them in one place until you get it right. Hang in there. You’ll get it!
4 36 Aug 19 2015
7:59:32 PM
by: Mike Jump to Last Post
 
Old Posts Suggestions
Post ideas for improving our chatroom, new categories, and any other suggestions you may have.
2 17 Mar 10 2015
7:20:09 PM
by: Sydney2015 Jump to Last Post
 
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