Beth Stickney

Beth Stickney

Beth Stickney is a freelance writer, college English instructor, and lapsed New Yorker. She lives with her husband and son in Bellows Falls.

A Water Buffalo on Every Farm?

Written by Beth Stickney | June 01, 2007

Water

When David Muller founded the Woodstock Water Buffalo Company in 2002, he wasn’t sure  whether Riverine water buffalo, indigenous to southeast Asia and imported to Italy in the seventh century, would survive the Vermont winter.  No one in the United States – much less in chilly Vermont – had ever run a water buffalo dairy operation. But, Muller thought, if you can milk a Holstein up north, why not a water buffalo?

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