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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. An independent vet check and health papers may be requested for any animal at the buyer’s expense (required for interstate travel). 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.
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, likely 1,000 years ago, 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.