We currently milk around 25 cows twice per day. We also raise calves in order to grow our herd. Each cow family is given its own letter. Maura has the largest family, with two daughters -- Michelle and Meringue -- and one granddaughter -- Minnow. Poland has another large family, with two daughters -- Perogie and Pippin. 

Maura (left) with Michelle (center) and Pippin (right)

Maura (left) with Michelle (center) and Pippin (right)

During milking, the cows come into the parlor in batches of six. The cows stand on comfy mats while they are being milked. 

Chris milking Spitfire, Serena, Cupcake, and Dulce in the parlor. 

Chris milking Spitfire, Serena, Cupcake, and Dulce in the parlor. 

Our cows live in a composted bedded pack barn. This barn style has been equated to indoor pasture and is incredibly comfortable for the cows. When not eating, our cows enjoy lounging around on the pack. 

Some of our cows hanging out on the pack. Lucky is staring directly at the camera.

Some of our cows hanging out on the pack. Lucky is staring directly at the camera.

Our farm is a proud member of the Agrimark Cooperative, makers of Cabot and McCadam cheese. 

 

New Moon Farm 5533 Stockbridge Falls Road Munnsville, NY 13409 (315)495-6504 newmoondairyfarms@gmail.com

Background image: Carolina testing the theory that the grass is greener on the other side of the fence