Milk & Cows
Our certified organic Jersey herd descends from the New Zealand sire Beledene Dukes Lnady. Landy was a compact, deep-bodied bull that sired the kind of thrifty cows we want. These cows thrive on a ration of good grass, clean water and balanced mineral and produce a steady supply of delicious, high-compondent milk.
We now select bulls from within our own herd to maintain and concentrate this line. We select for smaller, compact, long-lived cattle, that are also intelligent, inquisitive, have a good barn temprament and are a pleasure to be around.
We milk seasonally (April - November) and only once-a-day (OAD) in order to improve the cows' health and longevity. Cows love to graze and we move the cows onto a fresh paddock daily. First, the lactating cows are turned into the paddock followed by the nursecows and young stock. The cattle first graze off the clovers and succulent grass before consuming and trampling down the stemmier forage. This 'pulsing' of the sward insures that organic matter is being built and that soil and forage health is maintained and improved. When the farm ecosystem is in balance, all participants thrive, which is our over-arching goal.
We occasionally have breeding stock for sale. Please contact us for availability.