What You’ve Been Waiting for. . .
All about the Cows!
Liberty Hill Farm’s Robeth Holstein Herd
Robeth (Robert and Elizabeth) is the prefix for our registered herd, so you could say this is the only Robeth Holstein herd in the world! Our herd has been one of the leading milk producers in the State of Vermont for most of the past 27 years. Robeth Holsteins are known for their excellent genetics and have received the Progressive Breeder Registry Award from the Holstein Association for the past 20 years. While the numbers vary, we generally have 270 head of animals all together, cows, calves and heifers, with 120 of those being the milking cows.
Cows of Distinction
When we bought the farm from John Hunt, he had a cow named Pearl, a direct descendent from a famous Maryland dairy herd named Dunloggin, considered the premier dairy breeder in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Most of our current herd is descended from Pearl. David has traced the lineage of our cows back to the 1880’s when they were imported from Holstein Friesland, an area between Germany and the Netherlands.
A Vermont Dairy of Distinction
Liberty Hill Farm is a Vermont Dairy of Distinction, as judged by the Vermont Agency of Agriculture. Our farm has won numerous awards over the years from Vermont Farm Bureau, Agrimark, Inc., Vermont Dairy Herd Improvement, New England Green Pastures and the White River Soil Conservation District. In 2008, we were recognized for the Green Environmental Business Partnership. We received the Windsor County Natural Resources Soil Conservation Farm of the Year award in 2011.