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10 Pictures of Baby Goats to Get You Ready for Spring


The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and the bees are buzzing. That’s right, spring is finally upon us! Here at culture there is so much we look forward to about this time of year: chilled rosé, warmer weather, and, of course, fresh goat cheese! And while we like to kid around all year […]

Water Buffalo, the Bovine Behind Italy’s Most Famous Mozzarella


Although the water buffalo (also known as the Asian buffalo) originated in Southeast Asia, it has made a name for itself in regard to Italian cheese. How, exactly, the animals got to Europe is unclear, but they’ve roamed Italy since at least the 15th century. Today, the population is sizable enough to allow large-scale production […]

Milking Shorthorn cattle

A Rare Herd: Milking Shorthorn Cattle


The popularity of Milking Shorthorn cattle has surged over centuries— in part because the breed is dual purpose: Once its milking years are over, it can be slaughtered for quality meat.

Toggenburg goat, photo credit: Justyne Noble

Farm Animal: Toggenburg Goats


Count on Toggenburg goats for consistent milk production

Maremma sheepdog (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

Farm Animal: Maremma Sheepdogs


Fiercely loyal Maremma sheepdogs work together to watch over flocks

Farm Animal: Balkan Donkeys


The milk of rare Balkan donkeys makes the world’s most expensive cheese.

Farm Animal: Dutch Belted Cows


These high-producing cows are returning from near extinction.