Meadow Lynn Jerseys are registered cattle with Jersey Canada. We breed purebred Jersey cows.
In 2013, we built a new state-of-the-art compost pack for our milking herd. This provides the cows with the most comfort and space that a barn can offer.
The compost pack provides soft, dry and warm bedding for the cattle year round. Because the pack is constantly composting, there is also minimal pathogens and bacterial. This helps to decrease potential illness and reduce cases of mastitis.
Our farm milks the cows twice a day which allows for lots of time to inspect each cow for any health problems they might be experiencing.
Meadow Lynn Farms also does not use any growth hormones. Growth Hormones are illegal to use in Canada for milk production.
Dairy Code of Practice
All Canadian Dairy Farmers must follow the Dairy Code of Practice, which was developed by the National Animal Care Council (NACC). This code covers topics such as Housing, Feed, Water, Health and Welfare Management, Husbandry Practices, Transportation and Euthanasia.
Feeding Our Cows
Meadow Lynn Farms feeds a balanced diet for dairy cows. This enables them to get proper nutrition. All dairy cows at Meadow Lynn Farms receive a Total Mixed Ration (TMR). A TMR mix ensure that all forages, grains, protein supplements, minerals and vitamins are thoroughly mixed so that each bite of feed contains the same nutrients. We can more accurately feed cows and know the exact amount of feed each cow needs to produce the best quality milk possible.
Common Heath Issues in Dairy Cows