Haymaking

Haymaking

Since our herd is entirely grass fed, forage quality is very important to us.   In May, June, and July when more grass grows than the cows can graze, we cut and bale the paddocks that are getting ahead for winter feed.  Ideally we like to cut before all the forage is...
Milking Shorthorn or Dutch Belted—Which breed is best?

Milking Shorthorn or Dutch Belted—Which breed is best?

Why do we like both of these breeds? We often hear from farmers studying the different breeds available, and they ask us which breed we prefer.  We are partial to both Milking Shorthorns and Dutch Belted, and we do not prefer one over the other, for each have their...
Introducing the family at Bestyet

Introducing the family at Bestyet

Bestyet is very much a family venture Winifred, Martha and Miriam are the main “cow people” on our farm.  Winifred is the one you’ll usually reach by phone or e-mail, having been involved in this breeding herd for 37 years.  Martha and Miriam take a lot of...