Family Cow Bootcamp (with Anneka Baird)

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Family Cow Bootcamp (with Anneka Baird)

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

$65 – $115

Known as “the foster mother of the human race,” cows can serve both as beloved pets and a source of rich abundance for their owners. For this reason and more, family cows are gaining popularity in the Driftless Region, but they can represent a challenging learning curve for those without livestock experience.

This class will provide you with a first-hand introduction to cows and the world they live in. You will get to try your hand at halter training a calf; learn how to interact with a cow and read its body language; consider fencing, feeding and sheltering your cow; look at milking and milk-handling equipment (including how to cool milk quickly to preserve quality); and last but not least, we will milk a cow by hand and (if you like) taste the fresh, still-warm milk. This class is designed to equip prospective family cow owners with real-world skills and knowledge, but will also be an enjoyable experience for the strictly curious.

Instructions: This class will be outdoors; please dress for the weather. Muck boots are highly recommended.
You may also wish to bring a notebook and a water bottle.

Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Lunch will be provided.
Ages: 12+
Location: Ferryville, WI

Sliding Scale Course Fee Guidelines:
Supporter Level Ticket: $115
Sustainer Level Ticket: $90
Supported Level Ticket: $65



June 15
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
$65 – $115
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