Raising cattle has its challenges when you have limited space available to place them. What's more, is that a single breed won't produce both the best milk and beef. Is raising dairy cows better than beef farming in general?
@Gordyg It may be cheaper to raise beef cattle because their diet is less complicated compared to dairy cattle. In that way, it could be the more profitable breed. It's no doubt that tending to a various breed of cattle will be financially challenging.
Too many dairy farmers have gone out of operation over the past decade for me to consider raising dairy cows. Milk prices are low and feed prices are high. You'd need a plan for the males, because it's too expensive to keep them on since they don't produce milk.
Milk goats are an excellent choice if you're talking about producing milk for your own use. You can do a lot with goat's milk! Plus, many people with sensitivities to dairy can drink goat's milk without a hassle because it's easier to digest. So if you're taking the dairy route, don't overlook goats as an alternative to dairy cows.