Archive for April 15th, 2010

Looking For a Family Cow and Out My Way?

Sharon April 15th, 2010

Note: I don’t ordinarily post ads for people on this site, but I got this email and figured that this was the least I could do to support this kind of local enterprise – and I would be surprised if I don’t have some readers who would be pleased to have this chance to get a calf to raise for beef or to become a family milk cow! 

We are farmers in Northern Schoharie County. We have a seasonal, grass-fed, cert. organic dairy.  We also have small herd of Red Devons, for grass-fed beef.

I am writing you today to tell you of an opportunity. We have approximately 50 certified organic calves, hiefers and Bulls being born in the next 8 weeks. We abhor the possibility of sending these animals into the industrial meat supply via the local auction house and would much rather sell them(very very cheaply) to local people and folks willing to travel for them.

If we could get $50.00 each for the heifers and $25.00 each for the Bulls we would be happy.  These would be week old calves.  You have our e-mail ([email protected]), our phone is a cell 542-7736.

These are beautiful milking devon crosses, dutch belt crosses, jersey crosses, new zealand genetics.  Nice small cows with hard core grazing genetics–and we are completely grain less– have been for two years.  These are not big high input animals, they would make perfect family cows, and the bulls would make great steers for the family meat supply.

We have no trailer or truck, but could arrange delivery with several honest local haulers.

Could you post this on your excellent website, and let us know what you think.

Thanks so much-Paul and Phyllis Van Amburgh, dharma Lea Farm, Sharon Springs, New York(6825 State Route 10)