Randall Lineback Cattle

Vermont's first official State Heritage Breed

Calving problems: the twisted uterus

Problems can happen during calvings. Sometimes quick attention is necessary, and with others you can wait and see what happens. Breed matters too; based on my experience, for example, because Holsteins are bred for size, they can more often have problems calving. This can be avoided by choosing a calving-ease bull to get a smaller [...]


Randall Linebacks are a rare breed of cattle which originated in Vermont and are steadily gaining popularity. Here you will find photos and stories about my own Randall Linebacks, as well as my experiences on New England dairy farms.

My childhood home, Randall Farms of Mt. Sinai, NY is also a subject near and dear to me. I have been collecting photos and memories and will share some of them here.

(The name is a coincidence; historic Randall Farms and the Randall Lineback breed bear no known connection.)