Family Cows2018-12-10T14:10:13+00:00

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Why buy your family cow from Crowfoot Farm?

A dairy cow is both a big commitment and a valuable investment in your family farm or homestead.  Choosing the right cow is crucial to ensure a positive experience for years to come.

Don’t buy a cull cow.  When you buy your family cow from Crowfoot Farm, you have the assurance of knowing your cow comes from a tested TB, Brucellosis, Johnes, and BLV-free herd with hardy, grazing genetics, A2 beta casein, and complete pedigree information.  A vet check and health papers are available for any animal for an additional $80.  We have both pure registered Brown Swiss and pedigreed Brown Swiss-cross cows.  Calves are raised on plenty of real milk, pasture, grass hay, and alfalfa to set them up for a long and productive life.  A small amount of calf starter is used to stimulate excellent rumen development, which makes for a healthier and more productive grass-fed cow.  For safety, all calves are humanely disbudded in their first week so they will not grow horns.  Each and every heifer calf is handled daily from birth, halter trained, and raised to be a gentle, easy-going milk cow.

See our list of available animals below.  Contact us for availability, or to be placed on our waiting list for the next available calves, heifers or cows.


Brown Swiss Cattle

Brown Swiss cattle are the oldest of all dairy breeds. The beautiful brown cows were developed in the northeastern part of Switzerland as a dual-purpose dairy and beef breed. They adapt well to both hot and cold climates and are exceptionally hardy. Brown Swiss cattle are notable for their dairy strength, well-attached udders, correct feet and legs, and their longevity. They produce large volumes of rich milk with an ideal fat-to-protein ratio for cheese making. Brown Swiss are also very good-natured and have been called the most docile of all dairy breeds. They make excellent, low-maintenance family cows.

Our dairy herd is comprised of very nice registered Brown Swiss and Brown Swiss-Jersey cross cows. Our foundation stock came from Old Mill Farm in 2012, and we have maintained a closed herd since then. We are very pleased with how our cows perform in our pasture-based management system.


Available Animals For Sale – Updated 12/1/2018

“Minnie Pearl” – RESERVED

DOB: June 30, 2018

75% Jersey + 25% Brown Swiss.  Registered with the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA).

Sire: JX Faria Brothers Marlo {2} (Jersey)

Dam: Summers Lexicon Coriander (50% Brown Swiss / 50% Jersey)

Beta Casein: A2/A2

“Minnie Pearl” is a stunning heifer with a friendly disposition.  She is halter broke, disbudded, and ready to go to her new home.  She was born fawn colored, but has darkened to a chocolate brown and is the spitting image of her mother, Coriander.  Current photos show her in her full, thick winter coat, but she has excellent body condition, and just the right amount of baby fat from being raised on lots of real milk.  She has the genetic potential to produce exceptionally rich milk with high butterfat and cheese merit on a forage-based diet.  Vet check/additional testing available on request.

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From left: Coriander in front of the milking line.  Coriander and Minnie Pearl.  Minnie Pearl at 1 month.  Minnie Pearl at 5 months.  Registration.


“Sage” – RESERVED

DOB: September 27, 2018

50% Brown Swiss + 50% Jersey.  Dually registered with BSA and AJCA.

Sire: JX Pearlmont Prop Joe Dimmer {4} (Jersey)

Dam: Summers Brute Rosemary (Brown Swiss)

Beta Casein: A2/B

“Sage” is full of promise to be an exceptional family milk cow.  She is a 50/50 cross giving her maximum heterosis (hybrid vigor) for excellent health, fertility, and longevity.  Her dam, Rosemary, is one of the easiest cows in our herd to handle because of her gentle disposition.  Sage gets her silvery brown coloring from her Swiss side.  She has beautiful conformation and perfect body condition for her age.  Disbudded.  She has the genetic potential to produce very rich milk with high butterfat and cheese merit on a forage-based diet.  Vet check/additional testing available on request.

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From left: Rosemary (1st lactation).  Sage at 2 months.  Registration.