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Lifeline Farm Inc. was founded in 1978 in Victor, Montana by a group of young men and women who wished to grow nutritious, organic and biodynamic foods to nourish people in their community and throughout the US. Originally, Lifeline grew field-scale vegetable crops, selling vegetables in Montana and on the West Coast, off the farm and operating a market stand. The dairy was added in 1984 in order to diversify the operation but also to provide a source of on-farm fertility. We manage a herd of about 400 Brown Swiss cows, bulls, calves and steers that make up Lifeline Farm Inc. Long revered by the Swiss as an excellent, dual-purpose breed, the Brown Swiss produce rich milk, which is used to make cheese, butter and bottled milk all done at our Creamery, as well as delicious beef, which is sold throughout Montana. Lifeline Farm also "recycles" many feeds by raising pigs which are then sold as pork cuts and in home style sausage.
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|Cows on pasture time/acreage provided
|Intensive rotational grazing with the stocking rate of approximately 1-cow/acre
|Health and longevity of cows
|Very low cull rate!
|Replacement animals only from organic farms
|Antibiotics used on young cattle
|Reproductive hormones used
|Farm support oversight
|We live and work on our farm except (perhaps) one week of vacation per year
|Outside dairy ingredients purchased
FIVE COWS (Outstanding)