Elsa is 8 years old and the very first A2A2 Guernsey cow that we brought to the farm 6 years ago. She has become an amazing milk cow who gives beautiful golden Guernsey milk. Guernsey's are an old and rare breed of dairy cow. The breed is very commonly found to be A2A2 when tested. One of the main reasons we have Guernsey cows is because they synthesize a lot more Beta-carotene from grass and hay then any other dairy breed, thus this breed is known for its 'golden milk'. Elsa milks an average of 7 gallons each day. Elsa has had 4 calves. 3 bulls and in September 2016 gave us a beautiful heifer,(Josie) who will be a future milk cow on the farm.
Annabelle is an A2A2 Jersey cow. We bought her locally. She is 7 years old and has had 3 calves, 1 heifer and 2 bull calves. Annabelle is a solid healthy milk cow and gives an average of 5-6 gallons of milk each day.
Lily is a beautiful dark red 6 year old A2A2 Guernsey. Purchased from a family here in Oregon, she is very sweet and easy to handle. She has incredibly rich golden milk with lots of cream. She has had 2 heifer calves and milks an average of 7 gallons a day. Her heifer Luna (Pictured Below)will be a future milk cow here on the farm.
Josie was born and raised on our farm. She is the daughter of our very first A2A2 Guernsey cow, Elsa. (pictured above) Josie is 2 Years old. She had her 1st baby( a heifer) in Sept 2018. She has rich golden milk with high butterfat content and milks an average of 6 gallons a day and is a super easy going cow.
Tilly was born and raised here and is 3rd generation A2A2 Jersey. Granddaughter to our very first tested A2A2 Jersey cow on the farm. This girl had her first heifer in June 2018 and is milking an average of 5 gallons a day. She has a super high butterfat content to her milk, so much so that sometimes there are chunks of butterfat floating on her milk right after milking. Tilly is super sweet and easy to handle.
Luna is an A2A2 Guernsey and is Lily’s heifer from February 2018. She will be a future milk cow here in 2020. Her genetics are very solid and should be a great milk cow. She is super sweet, laid back and loves to be scratched!
Young ones on the farm. These are future milk cows bred, born and raised here!
Jade is a gem!! She was born Sept. 2018. Jade is special in that we were able to get some semen from a very popular A2A2 Guernsey bull that is very hard to come by now since this bull has been dead for awhile. My friend found it while being back east at a cattle breeding seminar and snagged for 150.00. We were super lucky to get a heifer who is going to be a great future milk cow here on the farm. Jade is Josie’s(pictured above) heifer and will be a 3rd. generation milk cow here on the farm.