What is A2 milk?
Interest in Beta Casein A2 has skyrocketed since I started testing my cows for this gene back in 2011, so I thought it was time to write a series of blog posts on the topic.
In this post, I describe the composition of milk and the Beta Casein A2 gene and its variants, address the health claims and a common misconception about A2 milk, and discuss how Beta Casein variants may affect cheesemaking.
The Spirit of Christmas
I'm blessed to live in a free country. I'm blessed with a wonderful family. I'm blessed with a warm, dry house. I'm blessed with bountiful food.
Take a minute right now to count your blessings...
...and now take a minute to think about the fact that nearly half of the world's population (more than 3 billion people) live on less than $2.50 a day, and half of them are living on less than $1.25 a day.
One sunny afternoon in early June 2015, I was on Facebook and endlessly scrolling in one of the groups for female entrepreneurs that I'm a member of when I came across a post about Episode 177 of the Biz Chix Podcast by Natalie Eckdahl. This was one of the first times I'd ever heard of a podcast, but I was curious about podcasting and the title of the episode--How to Pitch a Podcaster with Kira Hug--caught my eye.
The Story of Blossom
Today there are 15 Jerseys registered with the 'Birdsong' herd prefix, but it all started with a cow named Blossom...
I'm doing research on the best calf feeding program for raising my Jersey heifers, and since I've received quite a few requests about the best way to raise calves I'm going to share my research with you in this month's CowTales post.