Raising Heritage Animals for the Homesteader
Updated on 2/3/2024
Whether you are are homesteader, part of the Slow Food Movement or just trying to do your part to raise animals humanely and know where your food comes from.
We raise purebred Highlands and we have purebred Jersey cows and purebred Dexter cows. We have 2 White Dexter bulls that we cross back to the Jerseys and the Dexters. We are 100% pasture based, grass-fed and focus our breeding on high percent butterfat. We have A2 milk results on our entire herd and our entire herd is also BANGS (Brucellosis) vaccinated and tested Negative for BVD-PI. We milk once a day, leave the calves with their mothers 100% and focus on superior temperaments and the ability to thrive on grass only.
We also raise registered Kunekune pigs and purebred Nubian goats. All the animals can co-exist in the same pastures which makes for an easy farm!
Dairy Goats have big dairy potential in cute little bodies!
These goats are amazing. They are easy to work with, easy to contain, easy to milk, come in a rainbow of colors and OH SO friendly! Perfect additions to the homestead. All of ours are registered with the ADGA (American Dairy Goat Association) and MSFGA (Mini Silky Fainting Goat Association)
We breed Nubian and Mini Silky Fainters!
Registered Kunekune Piggies
These little KuneKune pigs are so much fun!
These little heritage pigs are fabulous! They stay small so they are not as intimitaing as commercial pigs. Wonderful pork that can be raised on pasture with NO grain. The other fabulous thing is they do not root so your pens and pastures are safe and you don't need strong fencing either.
This breed is amazing... friendly if they are worked with and oh so fuzzy! They are very protective of their calves for the first couple of weeks but then back to their normal selves. Great addition to the farm!