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Copeland Family Farms Moneymaker Meat Goats and Heritage Family Milk Cows

hen Mt Shasta Settled at the base of Mount Shasta in Northern CA, Copeland Family Farms has become an icon in meat goat and heritage family milk cows. copeland christmas 2014 The Copeland Family has been ranching in Siskiyou County since the 1870’s. Bob and Dusty Copeland are the breeders of the Moneymaker Meat Goat and Heritage Family Milk Cows. In 2005 they began a farm share program, letting local families grow their own food on the farm.

Ocean - logo Our Certified American Chevon (TM) is a nationally recognized brand for quality light pink, sweet and milk chevon. We no longer ship goat meat, Farm share members can buy goat meat at the farm.

!  0518150756Our Heritage Family Milk Cows get away from the grain fed mentality. Get back to the type of cow that settled the ranges in the 1800’s. Dairy cows today have gotten away from grass fed genetics and have become dainty, larger with huge udders. More importantly they can not survive on grass alone and must be fed up to 40 POUNDS of grain every milking. We are breeding back into Freisian, Swedish Red, and the old fashioned Jersey and Normande lines. All of our cows are tested yearly for TB, Brucellosis, Johne’s, Neospora and BLV. We test monthly for mastitis and SPC’s.

When looking for milk cows for our families; we discovered that there are no family milk cows today that have been bred as family milk cows. 100% of the cows we were looking at had all come off the % of those were A1 genetics. We researched and found that it takes 17 generations to change the intestines of a cow to be able to ingest the amount of grain the dairies are feeding for maximum production today. We knew then, like our goats, we would have to develop our own breed of family milk cow. This will take time using a three breed cross and looking at different lines.

We will have Family Milk Cows and heifers for sale occasionally. Most are halter broke, all are gentle and hand raised. We are using selected A2A2 bull semen, and most of our cows will be stanchion broke. We are 100% honest with our buyers on why these cows are being sold, and knowing how difficult it was for us to find clean cows that we will soon have a good reputation for the health of our cattle. Cottonwood Vet clinic are the vets we use. We have begun our reputation with them. All TESTED cows that have mastitis (not just clinical signs) will be sold for beef.

9 thoughts on “Copeland Family Farms Moneymaker Meat Goats and Heritage Family Milk Cows

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  2. Hello There
    My name is Dave and I would like to be placed on your mailing list for any future specials, special events, or news letters you may have in the future for your meat Goats.
    Thank You
    Dave Hughes

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