ABOUT OUR CATTLE
Our focus is on breeding multi-purpose, robust and intelligent cattle that are suited for outdoors life on rough terrain, thrive on varied forage, and produce enough high fat milk to raise a calf and provide excess milk for our dairy. Our main breeds are Scottish Highland and Dutch Belted, but we also have Milking Shorthorn, Dexter, Jersey-crosses and Randall-crosses.
These are breeds that have become endangered as they don’t fit cleanly into the overspecialized world of modern commercial dairy and beef production. Fortunately they are all seeing a resurgence as interest has grown from homesteaders and grass-centric feeding systems.
For a number of years we did adopt out a limited number of calves to farms that agreed with and committed to our standards of animal welfare under a full-return policy. We have discontinued this practice.
All of our animals are guaranteed permanent sanctuary on our properties.