welcome to the bovine bugle
Follow organic dairy farmer Jonathan Gates as he reports weekly from his Vermont family farm. Howmars Farm is a certified organic dairy farm, one of many Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative farmer members who supply the milk that goes into making Stonyfield's yogurts and smoothies. The entire family pitches in on this third-generation farm. Check out some of the happenings on his farm and post your comments. Jonathan loves to get feedback from readers.
We say goodbye to three good ol' girls
Today we sent three cows down the road on the beef truck. It's always a little sad to have to cull cows out of the herd even when the decision is obvious. But today was even a little harder because all of the cows had been here on the farm for at least ten years and the oldest one turned 13 just yesterday. Rudy was born 13 years and one day ago, Brianne was 10 and 3/4's years old, and Lassie was just over 10 and 1/2 years old. That makes their average age about 11 and 1/2.
--Jonathan, Howmars Farm
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