|Other High Component Breeds
Truly believing in the power and
benefits of diversity, we also own a number of hand selected representatives
of the other high component breeds. Keeping with our focus on quality
genetics, we have searched throughout the country for some of the
best representatives of the various other high component breeds.
We now have three
Jerseys milking in the herd, and three calves from the three that
have freshened. Our first Jersey, FVF Morris Starheartt, was scored
VG-87 as a two year old and she is developing into a beautiful and
highly productive cow with a projected first lactation of 20,196
with 5.2% butterfat. Our other two young Jerseys are off to a good
start: Cobleskill Mecca Feather 956-ET just had her score raised
to VG-86 and our newest 2-year old addition, Calico Dreams Brazos
Paycheck, scored VG-83, shortly after freshening.
Our first Brown Swiss to calve, Wall-Street
Mary-Joan, is a tall and powerful girl and she finished her first
lactation over 18,000. She is due back this spring.
Toby brought his Ayrshires with him and these are housed at Wall
Street #2 and Wall Street #3 and we look forward to working with
him to develop the potential of these animals.
Please keep checking back for updates and photos that will be added
on our "colorful kids"
Our Registered Milking
Shorthorn herd has been selected from herds in Wisconsin, Indiana,
Illinois, Ohio, Georgia, New Hampshire and Vermont and carry well
known prefixes such as Echo Farm, Sunny Kuhn, Weissway and Green
Acres. We have had three of our two-year olds freshen recently,
Sunny Kuhn Blueberry Pie, Weissway Jingle Bessie Jo 3rd and Wesissway
Shine Queen, who gave us a gorgeous heifer by CD. We are HUGE fans
of our "Shorties" and think that they are a well kept
secret for some reason in this kind of dairy economy. Several others
are due to freshen in 2010 and we look forward to expanding this
Echo Farm Moonshine Muenster
She was the Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn at the 2009 Chautauqua County Fair.
Her daughter, Wall Street Logic Manchego, was the Junior Champion Milking Shorthorn at the 2009 Chautauqua County Fair and the pair won the daughter dam class.
Wall Street Logic Manchego b:3/10/08
Junior Champion Milking Shorthorn at the 2009 Chautauqua County Fair
Nephew Jacob is shown with his first 4-H calf,
the Milking Shorthorn Echo Farm Ted Frazzle. His first show he was
awarded Reserve Junior Champion in the Open class at the Chautauqua
County Fair...not a bad start at all, Jacob!