Posted Oct 04, 2013
If you are looking for a great milk cow, I highly recommend the Ayrshire breed. Although they can get rather large, 1,200 pounds on average, they are a pretty docile breed. They originated in Scotland, but can now be found in the United States as well.
The Ayrshire cow breed is able to live in very rough terrain. Their natural terrain consists of harsh winters and very rocky ground, so they adjust nicely to mountainous areas and to plains life.
The milk from the Ayrshire cow is very easy to digest, which is a bonus to their milk.
Currently, I have three Ayrshire cows. One produces around five gallons per day, the second produces about five and a half gallons per day, and the third produces pretty close to seven gallons. Since they produce so much, my neighbors are very happy with their free milk.