This text contains a practical and comprehensive guide to keeping cattle, with a particular focus on keeping single milk cows. The topics treated within this book cover a wide field and will prove of great interest to all occupied in the culture of the soil. As a handbook and guide to those who keep one or more family cows, this text should be of almost daily practical use. The chapters of this book include: 'The Barn', 'System of Feeding', 'Manure', 'Crops and Tillage', 'Calving', 'Food of the Cow', 'Calving and After-Treatment', 'The Method of Feeding', 'Corn Fodder', 'Summer Quarters', 'Value of Artichokes', 'The Calf and the Care of It', 'Rural Economy', and much more. This vintage text was originally published in 1880, and we are proud to republish it now complete with a new introduction on cattle farming.