One goal of the homesteading lifestyle is to live as independently as possible, providing for oneself and one’s family. Owning a few cattle can further that goal, since a cow or two can provide meat, milk, and lawn mowing.

Some homesteaders are intimidated at the prospect of spending several thousand dollars on animals that are quite large and have their own unique needs. Don’t get me wrong, it is quite an investment and it is a huge step for any homesteader. However, the process of buying a cow or two doesn’t need to be so scary.

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