Randall Lineback Cattle

Vermont's first official State Heritage Breed

Barn up 2010

Posted on | November 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

After a very long and productive summer here at the farm, today was the day we brought all the cattle home to be put in the barn for the winter. We have rented 10 stalls at a farm in St. Johnsbury to board 10 bred heifers for the winter as we dont have room here for all of our cattle. The other 130 or so are all in our barn now. We have had a great hay year with high quality and quantity. Milk production has been good this summer with us milking a full barn most of the year now. Our butter fat in the milk has been an outstanding (for us) 3.9 % right now and protein at 3.0. We seem to have been around 64 pounds of milk per cow per day.

coming in from pasture

coming in from pasture

The cows and rotational pasture have performed very well this summer. Now its time to put away all the temporary fencing and get ready for a long winter. We have all the equipment put away in the sheds. I still have my Randall Linebacks out in pasture but will hope to have them home in the next week or so.

My Randall Linebacks November 2010

My Randall Linebacks November 2010


One Response to “Barn up 2010”

  1. Mitch Kinder
    January 19th, 2011 @ 8:13 pm

    Mr. Randall; please provide your email address if you do not mind as I’d like to contact you about Randall Cattle. Thanks!! Sincerely, Mitch

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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.)