Cows, Jersey Cows, and Yaks

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The first animal you'll have on your farm is a Cow. Dunhill will have Neil deliver your first cow to your farm on Spring 9 of your first year. Cows will produce milk that you can sell or, later in the game, convert to butter, cheese, and yogurt by using the Fermenter in the maker shed.

There are three types of cows in A New Beginning:

There is also a classic Harvest Moon bubble-cow from the Cow Festival. The bubble-cow produces regular Milk and will always be the grand prize at the Cow Festival, even if you already have one. The bubble-cow can be bred to have baby bubble-cows if you don't want to wait until the next Cow Festival to have more bubblies.

Milk Production

Neil will give you a Milker to use on your cows. You can collect milk from cows every day, as long as the cow's stress level isn't too high. If you increase your cows' productivity by feeding them Treats and Cow Treats, you can get up to a maximum of 5 milk per cow per day. To increase productivity by one level, you will need to give 7 Treats and 24 Cow Treats to a standard Cow, 4 Treats and 27 Cow Treats to a Jersey Cow, and 4 Treats and 45 Cow Treats to receive an additional milk from the Yak. You can only give one treat per cow per day.

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To reach the maximum 5-product level though, your cow will need to be super-sized! The increase in size and the ability to produce 5 products are tied together; the cow won't reach a bigger size unless you've fed it enough treats, and it won't produce 5 products until it is a larger size. So to reach the 5-product level:

If you have pets herding your cows, reaching 1000 hours of outside time won't be a problem. Pets will herd animals at 7:00 am and bring them back in at 5:00 pm, which gives the cow 10 hours of grazing time. After 100 days of being herded, the cow will naturally have the necessary 1000 hours.

If the cow drops below 9 hearts, it won't shrink back to its original size or stop producing 5 products.

To have your cow produce Great quality products it needs to spend approximately 50 hours at Neil's Animal Sanctuary. It's actually a little less because you'll get a 1-hour credit for simply sending your cows to the sanctuary. Trips to the sanctuary will cost 100 G per animal, and it is the only thing you can do that day until either you leave and take your animals home, or Neil kicks you out automatically at 9:00 pm. Once a cow begins to produce Great products, it will continue to until it dies.

Breeding and Life Spans

You can breed Cows and Jersey Cows by going to Neil's Animal Shop and selecting the option to impregnate. A pregnant cow will stay inside your barn for 20 days, and the baby cow will have half the friendship hearts as its mother. You can breed the bubble-style Cow but you can't breed the Yak.

A baby cow will take 20 days to grow into an adult cow.

Cows will naturally pass away when they become too old. The more friendship the cow has, the less of a chance that it will die in the morning when you wake up. Cows, Jersey Cows, and Yaks have a minimum life span of 3 years and a maximum life span of 8 years. If you save your game the night before, and your animal dies, reload your save game and go to bed to see if it survives the next morning.

Milk Products

NameMaker Shed RecipeProfit (1 Star to 5 Star)
Milk---240 G | 320 G | 400 G | 480 G | 560 G
Great Milk---720 G | 960 G | 1200 G | 1440 G | 1680 G
Jersey Milk---480 G | 640 G | 800 G | 960 G | 1120 G
Great Jersey Milk---1440 G | 1920 G | 2400 G | 2880 G | 3360 G
Yak Milk---840 G | 1120 G | 1400 G | 1680 G | 1960 G
Great Yak Milk---2520 G | 3360 G | 4200 G | 5040 G | 5800 G
CheeseMilk252 G | 336 G | 420 G | 504 G | 588 G
Great CheeseGreat Milk756 G | 1008 G | 1260 G | 1512 G | 1764 G
Jersey CheeseJersey Milk504 G | 672 G | 840 G | 1008 G | 1176 G
Great Jersey CheeseGreat Jersey Milk1512 G | 2016 G | 2520 G | 3024 G | 3528 G
Yak CheeseYak Milk888 G | 1184 G | 1480 G | 1776 G | 2072 G
Great Yak CheeseGreat Yak Milk2652 G | 3536 G | 4420 G | 5304 G | 6188 G
Herb CheeseMilk + herb288 G | 384 G | 480 G | 576 G | 672 G
Great Herb CheeseGreat Milk + herb792 G | 1056 G | 1320 G | 1584 G | 1848 G
Jersey Herb CheeseJersey Milk + herb540 G | 720 G | 900 G | 1080 G | 1260 G
Great J. Herb CheeseGreat Jersey Milk + herb1548 G | 2064 G | 2580 G | 3096 G | 3612 G
Yak Herb CheeseYak Milk + herb924 G | 1232 G | 1540 G | 1848 G | 2156 G
Great Y. Herb CheeseGreat Yak Milk + herb2688 G | 3584 G | 4480 G | 5376 G | 6272 G
YogurtMilk + Mint264 G | 352 G | 440 G | 528 G | 616 G
Great YogurtGreat Milk + Mint792 G | 1056 G | 1320 G | 1584 G | 1848 G
NameRequired IngredientsProfit (1 Star to 5 Star)
Jersey YogurtJersey Milk + Mint528 G | 704 G | 880 G | 1056 G | 1232 G
Great Jersey YogurtGreat Jersey Milk + Mint1584 G | 2112 G | 2640 G | 3168 G | 3696 G
Yak YogurtYak Milk + Mint924 G | 1232 G | 1540 G | 1848 G | 2156 G
Great Yak YogurtGreat Yak Milk + Mint2772 G | 3696 G | 4620 G | 5544 G | 6468 G
Fruit YogurtMilk + Aloe + Banana + Peach624 G | 832 G | 1040 G | 1248 G | 1456 G
Great Fruit YogurtGreat Milk + Aloe + Banana + Peach1152 G | 1536 G | 1920 G | 2304 G | 2688 G
Jersey Fruit YogurtJersey Milk + Aloe + Orange + Apple888 G | 1184 G | 1480 G | 1776 G | 2072 G
Grt. J. Fruit YogurtGreat Jersey Milk + Aloe + Orange + Apple1944 G | 2592 G | 3240 G | 3888 G | 4536 G
Yak Fruit YogurtYak Milk + honey + Grape + Kiwi + Cherry1284 G | 1712 G | 2140 G | 2568 G | 2996 G
Grt. Y. Fruit YogurtGreat Yak Milk + honey + Grape + Kiwi + Cherry3132 G | 4176 G | 5220 G | 6264 G | 7308 G
ButterMilk + Oil264 G | 352 G | 440 G | 528 G | 616 G
Great ButterGreat Milk + Oil792 G | 1056 G | 1320 G | 1584 G | 1848 G
Jersey ButterJersey Milk + Oil528 G | 704 G | 880 G | 1056 G | 1232 G
Great Jersey ButterGreat Jersey Milk + Oil1584 G | 2112 G | 2640 G | 3168 G | 3696 G
Yak ButterYak Milk + Oil924 G | 1232 G | 1540 G | 1848 G | 2156 G
Great Yak ButterGreat Yak Milk + Oil2772 G | 3696 G | 4620 G | 5544 G | 6468 G
Herb ButterMilk + Oil + herb300 G | 400 G | 500 G | 600 G | 700 G
Great Herb ButterGreat Milk + Oil + herb828 G | 1104 G | 1380 G | 1656 G | 1932 G
Jersey Herb ButterJersey Milk + Oil + herb564 G | 752 G | 940 G | 1128 G | 1316 G
Great J. Herb ButterGreat Jersey Milk + Oil + herb1620 G | 2160 G | 2700 G | 3240 G | 3780 G
Yak Herb ButterYak Milk + Oil + herb960 G | 1280 G | 1600 G | 1920 G | 2240 G
Great Y. Herb ButterGreat Yak Milk + Oil + herb2808 G | 3744 G | 4680 G | 5616 G | 6552 G