Last Sunday (Feb. 17), we gave a talk at the NOFA-VT winter conference on how to start a micro-dairy. Thanks to everyone who came and asked us such great and thoughtful questions! Nearly 50 people filled every chair in the room and discussed starting a cow, goat, or sheep dairy. We are happy to share our slides with you if you would like to see what you missed—just email us and we’ll send you a copy of the PDF.
We discussed milk as its own value-added product, how to determine when to put your animals out to pasture, and what breed of animals make for the best micro-dairy producers. Please leave us a note if you have a comment on any of these topics—we are always happy to learn from our members and readers.
Thanks again to everyone who was able to make it to the conference, and a big thanks to NOFA-VT for putting together such a great conference!