We'll be adding cows here one by one as we feature them on Facebook with the tag #knowyourherdLLF.
One of our first cows is Astrid. We got Astrid from Gibralter Farms in 2010. Astrid is not the boss cow, but she is the leader of the herd. Astrid is our most noble cow and named after Ranae's Danish great-grandma.
We named our first cheese after Ingrid not because she is the favorite, but because she thinks she is the favorite. Like Astrid, Ingrid is a Brown Swiss from Gibralter Farms.
Gunhild is a super serious cow. We got her near New English, IA in 2010 when she was already a couple months old. Having started her life with her mom, she understands she is definitely a cow, not a giant cat.
Dagny started life as a southeast Iowa 4H bucket calf before we bought her in 2010. She is half Holstein, half Jersey (sometimes called a HoJo) and she makes three times more milk than anyone else in the herd.
Anya is the daughter of Astrid and Royal Holl. Anya is a real sweetheart and is the sensible best friend to our herd's bully.
Gerhild, daughter of Gunhild. She wants to be a bully, but stands down to all four of the senior cows .Gerhild was the first cow to get horns, which she just loves.
Inga, daughter of Ingrid. A troublemaker as a calf, but feeling more and more lazy after having a few of her own.