Starting a Family Farm in Vermont

Miniature Belted Galloways
April 29, 2006, 5:01 pm
Filed under: Cattle

Today Melissa and I took a drive up to visit Jody and Robyn Richards from Ministock Farm in Randolph Vermont. We are getting our Miniature Belted Galloway Cattle from them. The calves are expected to be born this summer. We will be adding several calves and possibly a cow to start our herd. Our goal with cattle is to raise breeding stock, and in the future provide Naturally Raised Grass Fed Beef as well as Milk for our family and for sale. Miniature cattle are a unique breed. They have all the characteristics of full size cattle, but because of their size, they need less land and are much easier to handle than their larger cousins. As far as beef production goes, they are the perfect size for the family freezer and the quality of meat is excellent. The miniatures are perfect for today’s smaller farms and will be a natural fit on Asmall Farm.


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The yellow script on the site is very difficult to read.


Sorry about that — I am fixing it. I changed the layout of the Blog and that was the old font. Enjoy—John

Comment by asmallfarm

I stumbled across your blog while researching lowlines. I think what your doing is wonderful. My husband and I are from Montana and have a few acers we would like to run a few lowlines on.
Just wanted to comment because so few people are getting into farming these days. Great job.

Comment by MeetMeInMomtana

Hi – we have 2 Irish Dexters, miniature cows, that we bought from Rod and Marilyn too. They just each had a calf. We’re also looking for piglets – do you sell them?

Comment by Mary Barrosse Schwartz

oh – we live in E. Dorset – just over the mountain from you all.

Comment by Mary Barrosse Schwartz

Mary — I am sorry to say we are leaving VT. I have sold our pigs and cattle– John

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