There are many different types of sheep, and not all of them can produce milk that is suitable for making cheese. Only certain breeds of sheep have been bred for milk production, and of these breeds, there is a handful that cheesemakers prefer because they produce the best cheese. Sarda, East Friesian, Lacaune, Awassi, and British

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Alpine and Saanen goats are excellent milk producers and ideal for small-scale dairy farms or backyard farming. Goats’ milk is a suitable alternative to cows’ milk for those who are lactose intolerant. Additionally, farming with dairy goats is more environmentally-friendly than husbandry with cows. But what are the key differences between Alpine and Saanen goats? The

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Close to where I live is a man with his pet sheep, Popeye. The guy raised him from a lamb, and they have a strong bond. When Popeye was a lamb, he’d go everywhere with his daddy. He’d even sit in his backpack, head out, and go for a motorbike ride to the local pub.

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The mention of mountain goats invokes images of surefooted wild beasts perching precariously on cliff faces. Luckily, many domesticated mountain goats won’t need you to have the agility of a professional rock climber to get a glass of milk. But do mountain goats produce milk? Mountain goats are prolific milk producers, but it comes down to

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Mini dairy cows are small-breed dairy cattle half the size of standard milk cows. As the name implies, they are miniature cattle bred to maturity but smaller than full-size cows. The traditional mini cow has an average height of 36 to 42 inches. Still, it is not uncommon to find miniature cattle measuring 36 inches

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Goats, just like cows and other cattle, grant us a wide array of goods according to what they excel at naturally. Some are excellent milk producers, while others are generally raised for their superb meat or skin. Angora goats deliver mohair, a kind of textile fiber used extensively in Turkey and imported to Europe in

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