195 Isaac Frye Hwy. Wilton, NH 03086 Google Map 603-654-6082/ 603-721-6426
Banner
banner

Cows & Calves

The heart of the farm is found in our amazing herd of Ayshire and Jersey milk cows. They provide the milk that we drink, the yogurt we savor and the cheeses we crave, in addition to the beef and veal we enjoy!

Our milk cows grazing our High Mowing field Mother and daughter pair!  Rodeo (mother) of the right  and Rosie (daughter) on the left.Kelly, one of our purebred Ayrshire milk cows!Baily with her bull calf, Barley, nursing and another calf looking on jealously.  Our calves stay with their mother during the day and are pulled off into the calf corral at night.  We don't separate calves from cows until approx. 3 months of age (weaning).  This practice makes for less labor, healthier, strong-boned calves who also learn how to "be cows" in a herd and how to graze (and where to graze) from their mothers.   Rodeo (purebred Ayrshire) grazing in the upper pastureRosie in the upper pastureRoyal Rosie (purebred Ayrshire) Enjoying the spring pastureour milk cows on spring pastureBluebell (purebred Ayrshire) Some of our mixed herd of Ayrshire and Jersey milk cowsHeading into fall grazing colorHoneysuckle, one of our 12 year olds cows, with her latest bull calf, Hector, born unassisted in the wee hours of Dec. 10, 2013A real beauty of a cowReplacement heiferCows on pasture, nothing finer!Jewel (left) and Rodeo, purebred Ayrshires, grazing on the lush pastures of the recently conserved Gage Road field (it's farmland forever)Autumn with calf, Applejack One of the grand dames of the dairy, Honeysuckle (12 years old and going strong).Hector (bull calf on left) with Amelie (heifer on right) unafraid to venture out into the thick, new snowRenee (3 month old calf) sprinting out into a snowy fieldBluebell (16 month old heifer) tearing it up in the fresh snowTwo of our calves with weaning rings in place.  These painless rings are only in place for a week and a half while the calves remain with their mother until full weaning.Bea, purebred Ayrshire, new mother as 3/5/14First of the Ayrshire-Normandie cross calves (Bernard, a bull calf out of BEA ) Bernard & Charlotte enjoy the warmth and sunshineMarco, one of our bull calves, enjoys his first day grazingBull calf grazing--at last!Our group of weaned calves graze in the sloping lushness of an apple orchard just down on Badger Farm Road.  This is what "idyllic pastoral fields" really look like� and they're right here in our own community!Beautiful Bluebell serene in a sea of grass.A most amazing thing those cow tongues!The winter of 2015/2016 hasn't brought us much snow.  But even on cold winter days the cows prefer to get a little exercise and be out in our "sacrifice" field, where it doesn't matter if they "muck up" the ground a bit.Yvette, a young bred Ayrshire-Normande heifer enjoys a little solitude.Yvette, a young bred heifer The horns of Poppy point to the east on winter's dayA wide-angle view of the dairy barn.   It would be cool if it actually looked this!
 

Have a question? Just ask!

 

 

Use our Contact Form to send us an email.