Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Feast

This afternoon the cows got their bi weekly delivery of carrots.  Temperature was 6 degrees  and with the wind was  minus 13 chill factor.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Barn Roof

The cows are enjoying the new roof over their hay and feeders.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Directions to pick up meat

We have moved our meat processing to the other end of the farm so here are the new directions.

Go up Wolverine Road about 8.5 miles.  You will pass the tall carrot where you used to leave the road. Instead you go another 1.5 miles to McKenzie Drive.  Turn left and go to the end of McKenzie and then turn right on Harding.  Go past three houses on the left then turn left at 17855 E. Harding across the field and then you will see the processing barn on the right.  You can call me at 355 0733 if you get lost.  The barn is pictured above.  It is one of a kind so you will know it when you see it!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Beef for 2012

 Yesterday we made two decisions that clear the way for us to start nailing down orders for this fall.  We confirmed the first slaughter date with the State slaughter house for October 8.  That means that two weeks later you should be able to get meat if you make the first cut.

We also decided to keep the price the same that it has been for the last 4 or 5 years.  It will be $4 a pound on the hanging weight (without skin or organs).  Most of those hanging weights per side are around 250 pounds.  The processing fee (if you choose to have us do it) will be the same as last year- an additional $1 per pound.

If your last name is not on the following list and you want a side of beef or more then you should respond to this e mail.  Please respond with a current phone number so we can call you when we assign the sides.  If I do not respond to your e mail within a week then you should call the phone number at the bottom.  The e mail response is the official confirmation.

Campbell (Jeff)

Thank you all for your loyal business. We strive to serve you with a local,  premium, cost effective product.  You can learn more at  or our blog at  

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Mother #9 delivers Bull 6/25/12

Number 9 delivered a white bull with red points on the 25th of June.

Snow finally gone- 6/19/12

Last week on the 19th of June I plowed the last of the winter snow off the lower drive.  Went back to check my Ford truck with a nearly new cab and found it had been crushed by the snow drifts!  Grand daughter Remedy is checking it out.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mom #12 has bull 5/30/12

This white guy is one of the first this year with black points.  He is brave and curious.  His mom (#12) is saying, "Hey dude, let's get out of here."

Swallows- 5/24/12

Every year about three weeks after the robins arrive (May 1) the swallows swarm this bank and begin the procreation cycle.

Second photo is June 27/12.  The number of swallow holes has risen to 247.  I'm guessing their numbers will at least triple this summer.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

#34 has a Boy 5/21/12

This little white boy with colored points in that rare color somewhere between chocolate and light blue still had a wet umbilical.  Mom got upset because when all the cows came in for their bale this little guy got mixed up and couldn't find mommy.  She soon cut him out and calmed him.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

#2 Tierra has large Heifer 5/16/12

Herd matriarch @2 had large white heifer.  She has chocolate points and stockings just like her mom.  She is already trying to tear around with the other calves even though she is still pretty wobbly.  She was trying to get out of the heat- 65 degrees.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mini Cow #7 has large heifer

My smallest Galloway #7 dropped a large white heifer that was very friendly.  She has dun points and stockings with some color on her crown.

May 8, 2012.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

#8 Delivers first May flower

May first #8 delivers a white calf of yet-to-be-determined gender.  It is a boy!

This guy was slaughtered 10/7/13 weighing 1154 pounds.  Somehow had false horns.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Canadian has Brown Heifer 4/29/12

The green tagged Canadian cow had a brown heifer.  She had gone over the fence to have the calf out in a nice dry hay field.  They are off to a good start.

Monday, April 23, 2012

4/23/12 #11 has Heifer

#11 had little white heifer with inner black ears and white stockings.

4/22/12 #5 has Black Bull

#5 had small black bull and tried to hide between #6 and the twins.

This guy slaughtered 10/7/13 at 1235 pounds after being the cleanup bull for the summer

Monday, April 16, 2012

4/16/12- Two More!

#4 had chocolate pointed white heifer and hadn't cleaned yet and walking with difficulty.

#18 had a white heifer with red points

First 2012 Babies

Mama #6 had the first twins this population of cows has ever seen.  Appear to be two bulls with white points.  Didn't get too close because mama is not sure she wants both of them!  One of last years calves is trying to figure out what in the world is going on while her mother is struggling to deliver another newborn.  #6 is a good mom- she found one of the few snow free spots in the pasture to be alone.

November Cow Exchange

November 15 Whitestone took five of the heifers from the 2010 calf crop.  They want to conduct a feed test to verify the efficiency of the Galloway genetics.  The girls were 22 W, 23 B, 24 B, and another White and a Black that lost their collars.

Sunday, April 15, 2012


This has been the year for snow.  It piled so high that the cows were able to walk right out over the fences.  In the background is my crowding tub and squeeze chute almost completely invisible.

Even in the middle of April there are still twelve foot drifts covering completely the two forty foot conexes and truck with box van where we process the meat!