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A Day in the Life…

Oct 26, 2012
…milking 4 jersey cows Operating a micro dairy farm is a part time job which can generate a significant part time income. As Steve Judge, President of AMD says, “You can’t make a living, but you can make…

Siberia Farms, micro-dairying for the love of it

Dec 29, 2012
Interview with AMD Member, Ed Morsehead of Siberia Farms in Maine. Can you describe your farm and farming philosophy? We are milking purebred Jerseys, some registered, some grade.  We belong to National…

Benefits of Seasonal Dairy

Feb 16, 2016
      By Aaron Agnew        Within the many debates and discussions that are currently taking place among US dairy producers, the concept of producing milk based on a seasonal cycle instead of a year…

Economic Benefits of Direct Sales

Feb 26, 2016
By Aaron Agnew Locally based milk sales have been on the rise in New England, and other parts of the country, for quite some time now.  While some states have still not legalized the sale of milk directly…

Raw Milk Cheese and the 60 Day Rule

Mar 15, 2016
By Aaron Agnew   Throughout the centuries humankind has worked to shape the world around himself.  Whether this shaping was done by constructing shelter, harnessing the power of fire, or simply learning…

Goat Milk, the Other Milk

Mar 25, 2016
By Aaron Agnew In the United States, when the term “dairy” is used it is most commonly done in relation to cow’s milk and the subsequent derived products (cheese, yogurt, etc…).  But cows are not the…

The Basics of Starting a Goat Farm

Mar 29, 2016
By Aaron Agnew   In continuing the discussion from last week I thought it would be nice to talk briefly about what it means to raise goats.  Not specifically the process of milking, but, instead, some…

How to Choose Cows for a Micro or Small Herd Dairy

Apr 05, 2016
By Steve Judge In a previous blog post, I made it perfectly clear that I believe Jersey cows are the best breed of cow for a micro dairy.  However, that is my opinion.  Other breeds will work as well,…

Sheep milk, the other other milk

Apr 08, 2016
By Aaron Agnew   Let’s continue our discussion of milk by looking at the other, other milk… An “udderly” fine alternative to the conventional options that we see in the grocery store.  A milk that not…

Toxic Plants and Herd Animals

Apr 15, 2016
By Aaron Agnew   For the past few weeks my focus has been on specific animals, goats, sheep, etc… For this week’s article I thought I’d discuss a topic that is relevant to any herd animal, the potential…
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