Since dairy & cheese are favourites, we started with Jerseys. The project began
in late November 2013. Our 3 mamas came from a huge local dairy. They were 2.5 years
old, and in milk. Each had damaged udders, and only had 3 working quarters. They
couldn’t produce enough milk to be profitable. Since my health sometimes limits my
abilities, we also got 3 little bull calves, so that I wouldn’t have to milk all
the time. The mamas happily accepted their new babies and their new life. The little
bulls became steers, and will soon provide us with our first forage/grass-raised
beef, with no added hormones & no antibiotics. In July of 2014, all the mamas gave
birth to beautiful heifer calves. In 2016 we had two calves born. They are half Wagyu
and half Jersey.
All the mamas are currently at the Vets being bred for Summer 2017 calves.