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Allie asked in EnvironmentGreen Living · 2 months ago

What are the best animals to be kept for milk?

7 Answers

  • 2 weeks ago

    Cows are the best. 

  • Fred
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A wide range of animals can be kept for milking including cows, sheep, goats, camels and others.  In the olden days goats were common for milk as goats gave about the amount of milk a family needed back then and were easy to feed including vegetable scraps from the kitchen and only needed a small amount of land as wellas taken down the park or nearby open area to eat grass.  Cows have become the main source of milk these days as they give milk on a larger scale which is what you want for dairy factories.

  • 1 month ago

    W/o much other data, goats. Easy to care for and they produce tons of milk plus fabric. 

  • 2 months ago

    That depends on why you want it and where you are. Most dairy herds are kept for economic purposes but have one or two cows for the "house milk". The breeds that predominate depend on the buyers' preference. In some states, like WI, there is a large premium paid for high butterfat content and the majority of the herds consists of Jerseys and Gurnseys, which produce less milk but a high percentage of butterfat. In other states, such as NY, the bonus paid for butterfat is less, so the cows are the ones that produce lots of milk but with less butterfat. Either way, the farmer seeks to maximize his return. "House milk" always comes form a high butterfat producer, like a Jersey, Gurnsey, or Brown Swiss (the last being remarkably docile).

    In other parts of the world, and in the USA where the end use varies, other species predominate. For example, camels can thrive in many places where cows could not. Of course, there are exceptions. I knew of one herd in New England, where the fields had more glacial deposits than grass. The cows has mouths two feet wide and grazed at 20 mph to get enough grass. When we milked them, they produced cement for the construction industry. And, if you believe that, I have a nice bridge to sell you.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Women. Breast milk is very nutritious, ready for consumption, and a woman can produce milk in 30 days without having a baby. After the milk comes in it will be plentiful according to how much is needed.

  • Matt
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    convenience store owners

  • 2 months ago

    Fruit flies obviously.

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