THE HERD

The ladies that put in the work

What makes Major's Farm TX's raw dairy products great is that they come from healthy cows who graze on pasture 365 days a year. We’re blessed enough to live in the south where they are able to be out on pasture year round and not contained to a barn for half the year. Pasture is their primary source of nutrition. They are provided with few extra sources of nutrition though. Our milk cows are fed a generous portion of alfalfa each day, unlimited hay and they do get a supplemental feed at milking times. It is specialized feed for pastured dairy cows. Grass alone will not provide enough nutrition to meet their needs year round, especially in the summer months. Our cows do a lot of walking as they graze and make the walk to and from the dairy barn twice a day. This increases their protein demand to keep their body condition strong. We also want to make sure they have a balanced diet of carbohydrates, fiber, vitamins, and minerals to keep them healthy because healthy cows make healthy raw milk. We take a lot of pride in our girls and a lot of care goes into maintaining them. Each and every single one of these ladies is evaluated at the very least twice a day when they come into the barn. They really are treated as prized family milk cows rather than livestock.

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ROSE

Rose is one of our oldest registered Jersey cows. She was born in December, 2014 and is the daughter of one of our very first Jersey cows we owned. She’s recently retired from showing. Her last go was at the HLSR in 2022. A1/A2

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NAUTILUS

Nautilus was born in September, 2015. We purchased her as a registered calf from a farm in Virginia. She’s one of our retired show girls but she’s the favorite of all the little boys that come visit. She had an incident a while back and now she’s living the easy life as our pretty pirate girl. A2/A2

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COCOA

Cocoa is just a good old milk cow that we from Oak Hill Dairy Farm in Kentwood, Louisiana. She’s older but since she wasn’t a registered cow, we don’t know exactly how old. She is a Jersey/Holstein cross that puts in the work! Her production is top notch for sure and you would never guess from looking at this girls cream line she had a drop of Holstein in her! A1/A2

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PRINCESS SAMANTHA

Samantha is the oldest of our registered Brown Swiss Cows. She’s our big gentle (almost too gentle) giant. She was born in September, 2017. We purchased her mom Alice from a farm up north in Ohio. A2/A2

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PEPPER

Pepper is one of our registered Brown Swiss cows and one of our largest! She was born in June, 2019. She’s one of our newest additions from R-Hart Farms in Ohio.

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TEIA

Teia is one or our registered Jersey heifers, she is Rose’s granddaughter and is the handful of the bunch. She was born in March, 2020 and is the first bottle calf that Rafael raised himself. They became fast friends. She still wants to run, play and get her rubs when we are out working with her but now she is a little (a lot) bigger, so it gets interesting at times. A1/A2

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AMY

Crazy Amy Is one of our registered Brown Swiss Cows. She was born in April, 2020 and we purchased her in May, 2022 from a farm in Kansas. When she unloaded off the trailer here it was apparent she had a wild streak in her. It took a while to get her to calm down with us, but once we started speaking her language and found out how to make her as comfortable as can be she settled and and is doing great. A1/A2

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LACTATE

Lactate is one of our registered Brown Swiss cows. She was born in May, 2020 and we purchased her from a farm in Kansas in May 2022. She’s still a little stand-offish but her barn manners are great! A1/A2

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FRESCA

Fresca is one of our registered Jersey cows. She was born in June,2020. We purchased her as a show heifer at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Kentucky in 2021. She just had her first calf in June 2022. A1/A1

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DOT

Dot is our one and only Holstein. She is not one of our registered show girls but she is as sweet as can be. Rafael wanted to add a Holstein to the herd so we purchased Dot in September, 2020 to be a calf buddy for Dolly from a good friend at Faunce’s Dairy in Louisiana. A1/A2

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DOLLY

Dolly is a registered Jersey heifer. She was born in September, 2020 and is Nautilus’s oldest daughter that we have on the farm. She’s a little feisty thing, so I’m crossing my fingers for when it’s time to milk this girl. A2/A2

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NORDICK

Nordick is one of our registered Brown Swiss heifers. She was born in September, 2020. She’s one of our newest additions from R-Hart Farms in Wapakoneta, Ohio. 

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STACEY

Stacey is one of our registered Brown Swiss heifers. She was born in September, 2020. She’s one of our newest additions from R-Hart Farms in Wapakoneta, Ohio. 

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WIZDOM

Wizdom is one of our registered Brown Swiss heifers. She was born in September, 2020. She’s one of our newest additions from R-Hart Farms in Wapakoneta, Ohio. 

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RILEY

Riley is one of our registered Brown Swiss heifers. She was born in October, 2020. She’s one of our newest additions from R-Hart Farms in Wapakoneta, Ohio. 

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CLETUS

Y’all meet Cletus. This rambunctious fella here came from a registered Jersey bull breeder in Foxworth, Mississippi. He was born in November, 2020. Talk about a wildcard! You never know what you’re getting out of this guy so you can’t take your eye off of him. A2/A2

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TANYAU 

Tanyau is one of our registered Jersey cows. This pretty lady came from a breeder in Foxworth, Mississippi. She was born in December, 2020. We’re still workin on barn etiquette with this girl. A2/A2

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CINDY

Cindy is one of our registered Jersey cows. This pretty lady came from a breeder in Foxworth, Mississippi. She was born in December, 2020. A2/A2

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PRINCESS BRITTANY

Brittany is one of our registered Brown Swiss heifers. She is Samantha’s first daughter and was born in January, 2021. A2/A2

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MARGARITA

Margarita is one of our registered Jersey heifers and another one of Nautilus’s daughters. She was born in September, 2021. She is super curious and loves all the rubs! A1/A2

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BLONDIE

Blondie is a Brown Swiss/Jersey cross heifer born in September, 2021. We purchased her and Brownie off a larger dairy farm and she wasn’t bottle raised so she’s curious, but not the most attention loving thing out there. A2/A2

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BROWNIE

Brownie is a Brown Swiss/Jersey cross heifer born in September, 2021. We purchased her and Blondie off a larger dairy farm and she wasn’t bottle raised so she’s curious, but not the most attention loving thing out there. A1/A2

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CALI

This pretty little registered Jersey girl here Caliente, is the long awaited calf off Fresca. We welcomed this hot mess to the herd in June, 2022. 

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KELLI

Kelli is one of our newest additions to the herd. She is Tanyau’s calf born in September, 2022.

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LACI

Lacei is one of our newest additions to the herd. She is Cindy’s first calf from September, 2022.

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WENSDI

Wensdi is one of our newest additions. She is Wizdom’s calf from October, 2022.

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SADIE 

Sadie is one of our newest additions. She is Stacey’s calf from October, 2022.