I am not sure whether this would interest you? @farmershort but I should have 2 in calf buffalo cows, in calf to a good milking bull, for sale in march-April. They're both very good milkers, have excellent temperaments and are excellent Calver's and mother's I will let you know closer to the time if they're of interest to you?
OT what sort of size are the buffalo, in terms of comparable breed of cow ?
Not being one to waste time i'd clarify that i'm not in a position to buy yet - my landlord has said yes to chickens and is softening on a couple of pigs, but because i live on a dairy farm bringing in bovines is out of the question.
However I'm working on getting land of my own and at that point i'd definitely be interested - but the wife hears the word 'buffalo' and immediately thinks of those colossal things you find on the north american prairie .
They can vary in size really. We have some largish ones and others smaller, these two are a bit smaller than a Holstein, similar size to a nice sized Jersey. They are quite strong animals, although provided you establish the pecking order they won't tend to test you.they are very placid and relaxed creatures, lovely caring animals and do enjoy a nice cuddle and scratch. Very good with routine and always come to a bucket. Buffalo don't mix with cattle, or rather we have found ours haven't, although if they grew up together it might be different, as buffalo are not bovine, although they come under the category bovine... Their Latin name is bubalis, bubalis. Whereas cattle is bos Taurus. They have different dna to cattle, so they cannot breed with them, although strangely enough they can breed with cape buffalo
if you like you can befriend me on FB, under Eirene Aitkenhead. I have loads of info and pics on there plus I have a lot of famous buffalo keepers as friends too, so you would be welcome to rack our brains @big soft moose