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TBF 115 :: Dairy Goats & Cheese Making, Cattle on Pasture, and a Hard Lesson Learned

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GoatDairyPicIf you’ve listened to my “Hard Lessons Learned” over the past two years of “The Beginning Farmer Show” it would be very much aware of the fact that I am a beginning farmer. As you watch the video below it will also be painfully obvious that I am very much more a beginning YouTube creator! I had problems with video equipment, issues with audio equipment, and then there was the significant reality that I had know idea what I was doing … nevertheless Lois Reichert of Reichert’s Dairy Air is both a professional cheese maker and interviewee.

As you will hear in the podcast and see in the video the life of a small-scale goat dairy and cheese making farmer is all consuming, but you will also hear Lois’ passion for both her goats and her cheese come out. Her dedication to producing the best possible product begins with great management of her dairy goat herd and follows all the way through her milking and cheese making process. The other main thing that is evident though is that it can be a tough row to hoe for a beginning farmer, and starting a goat dairy may not be the best choice for the a person looking to jump in to the farming world with both feet.

Are you involved in small-scale dairying? Do you know someone that is? What about a goat dairy, is that something that has been on your radar as you research farm enterprises? I would love to hear you thoughts and comments!

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  • George February 2, 2017, 11:27 pm

    Interesting interview. I always wanted to keep goats. In fact I was hoping you would keep some. I suppose it needs some thought.
    I read on the Dairy Air website that they take the goats on walks to eat leaves. Is that on their property or thru the city streets like walking dogs?

    George

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