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Our Georgia herd of buffaloes coming into the catch facility. We took them that evening to Centre, Alabama to join our big herd on 170 leased acres.
Love it! How big is your total herd?
We have around 50 total.
I would have never thought water buffalo in Georgia! Tell me about them - do you eat them? Why buffalo? Are they hard to manage?
Yes, we do eat them. Some people milk them, but we raise them for their delicious, healthy meat. True mozzarella cheese is made from water buffalo milk ("mozzarella di buffala"). It's only in America, where our food tends to be bastardized, that is it made from cow's milk. We've been raising water buffalo since 2000. We prefer raising livestock that fall outside of pricing structure and other problems associated with commodity agriculture. One must be well equipped to handle them -- they are smarter and more personable than cattle, and more claustrophobic!
I can only imagine. Where in Georgia are you? email@example.com
Monroe, east of Atlanta (closer to Athens).
Wow - thats where Ellen Peavy is. She is also a FD and a long-time pen pal of mine. I was born in Athens and have high hopes to travel there this spring. Out of curoisty, how much do you sell your meat/buffalo for? I wonder if they would socialize with angus?
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