Keeping a Dairy Animal: The Online Course
Hands down, the biggest move towards self sufficiency we made on our smallholding was the addition of our dairy goats. Providing us with milk for drinking, cheese, soap and other baby animals, meat if we choose and valuable manure for the garden, the goats and our Jersey cow are the most valuable assets we have in terms of the whole working ecosystem of Gartur.
This course will take you through the ins and outs of keeping a dairy animal.
We will cover:
- Raw milk magic
- The great cow vs goat vs sheep debate
- Sourcing animals
- Kidding and calving
- Calf or kid sharing
- Housing and feed
- Managing milking schedules
- Milking mechanics
- Legal requirements
The course is spaced out a bit more than our usual courses - with monthly themes, Q&As and hopefully live streams of small bundles of kids and calves being born.
Course runs from 18th January to 1st April.
This course is hosted on Mighty Networks - a comprehensive platform that allows us to host the community, live sessions and online courses all in one space.
Once your purchase is completed, you will receive an email with the details you need to join the network, or add this course to your profile if you are already a member.
Step by step instructions for joining the network are available here.
The course is available to work through at any time.