Raw Grass Milk from Tiny Cows on Pasture
Our hand milked cows aren't bred to produce a lot of milk, but their milk has a lot of butterfat. They are milked once in the morning and enjoy the company of their calves for the rest of the day. They get to raise their calves and wean them when they are ready (usually at about 10-12 months). We share the milk with the calves without bottle feeding. Once they are old enough (4-8weeks) the calves are separated from the cows overnight and are rejoined in the morning after milking.
Our cows are fed only pasture and high quality, non-GMO hay, NO GRAIN.
I started my small herd with one Jersey/Angus heifer named Fiona and a little purebred Dexter bull named Barney. These two produced 4 cute little heifers that formed the base of our herd. One little unrelated heifer, Raina, was purchased and her first heifer was by Barney. He has since moved on to a new herd and we are now breeding by artificial insemination (A.I.) from mini-Jersey bulls.
Our largest cow is Fiona, she is about 940 lbs, the rest range from 600-750 lbs depending on how much Dexter or mini-Jersey breeding they have.