Randall Cattle are one of the most endangered breeds of cattle in the United States. They are the only genetically pure land-race breed surviving in the United States. When blood-typing and DNA testing was done on the Randall Cattle to determine their origin, the testing was inconclusive to determining their exact lineage. The testing results only proved that the Randall Cattle are a truly unique breed.
Randall Cattle are designated as "critical" by the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy. This means that there are less than 200 Randall Cattle registered with the breed association each year.
Randall cattle vary in size, color and conformation and have a constitution that is uniquely adapted to extensive or low input farming systems. Historically, the most suitable and natural environment for these cattle has been on small scale forage-based farms, subsistence farms, and homesteads. It is on such farms and homesteads that the unique genetic attributes of the Randalls can be fully expressed.
We love our Randall Cattle!
Randalls have not been subjected to artificially narrow breeding selections and this has preserved the original feral nature of the breed. They are excellent foragers and thrive on a pasture based system. They have very good resistance to disease and parasites. They have excellent mothering skills.
While we are still building our breeding herd, soon we hope to be able offer small starter herds to others who want to help save the Randall Breed.
Grass-fed beef is occasionally available from our Randall herd. See our beef page for current availability. We are no longer keeping a waiting list of people who would like to purchase Randall Cattle. There are just too many people that are interested. When available, calves will be sold on a first come, first serve basis when we advertise them.
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