Franklin Family Farm
Can you guess the origin of my name? When I was born on April 1, 2007, the boys named me Nanner. They got the idea from my mother, whose name was Banana. Both of my parents were New Zealand Friesians.
Many of the cows on our farm have New Zealand Friesian in their blood. In New Zealand, cows relied on eating grass as their only form of feed to make milk. Over the years, the breed became excellent grazers. That’s a good thing because our farm is a grazing farm; we cows harvest most of our own feed.
During the grazing season, my farmers move us from one pasture to another. This is called “rotational grazing.” Our harvesting most of our own feed for ourselves saves my farmer time and money. Plus it’s environmentally friendly because my farmer isn’t using as much fuel to produce hay. There are fields we don’t eat. Our farmer harvests those and stores the hay for winter feeding.