HI! We have just started a rare breeds ranch which includes Scottish Highland cattle. We are in the process of acquiring rare poultry, geese, etc. They will be given lifetime homes in exchange for being part of our "education center".
The keeping Scottish Highland cattle purebred is economically difficult. Highland cattle needs large pastures and long periods of time to develop. This makes them less than commercially viable yet their genetics are very important to all breeds of cattle. To preserve these genetcis, we are interested in keeping these cattle pure. To make it possible to keep them economical (so we can spend money on hay and care), we have learned about Adopt the Cow Programs or Sponsorship Programs. Is this a viable alternative? Would those unable to keep cattle want to join our farm in raising these unique animals in exchange of owner certificates, newsletters, and possible visitations?
Could you suggest or advice us on this idea? We treat all animals as part of the family and they get the best humane care. But we could keep a great deal more rare livestock if we had some assistance. Would anyone want to keep a pet cow on our farm to help in our conservation efforts?
We are accepting ideas, livestock donations, etc. We are open to suggests and requests. Feel free to e-mail! [email protected] [img]null[/img]