Is it worth it to have a milk cow? YES
|863.5 gallons||from 12-1-07 to 9-26-08, just milk in gallons, 10 months.|
|x $3.00||price of the cheapest store bought milk- by the gallon|
|= $ 2,590.50||total of milk if bought in store|
|– $1,600.00||10 months of feed for cow, $160 a month|
|=$990.50||we saved just on milk in 10 months|
But this is just milk prices. From this milk I have made: all the butter, whip cream, cheeses, sour cream, fed the cats and dogs and more, that we use.
So really our savings is more than above. But I use the number as a guide to make sure I am not losing money by feeding the cow.
Some people have wanted to know this as they are thinking of getting a milk cow.
Hope this helps.