Grass-fed and grass-finished

Meet the Beeves

DRAMATIS PERSONÆ

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GERTRUDE

(2011-): Eldest cow and current herd boss. Hungry, demanding and loud. Mellowing with age. Assumes her responsibilities with gravity.

FLAPJACK

(2013-): Friendly, curious cow. Kind of a loner. Seeks to investigate all people and things. Likes head scratches. Kicks when fractious.

MYRTLE

(2013-): Betty's daughter. Friendly, somnolent, torpid. Now grown vast indeed. Rarely ventures far or moves with anything even approaching speed.

PRUDENCE

(2015-): Gertrude's daughter. Placid and sleepy. A marvelous example of cowflesh. Pride of the pasture.

SALTIMBOCCA

(2015-): Betty's daughter. A dedicated nanny to all little calves. Has grown into a great herd mellower.

SPECK

(2016-): Gertrude's yearling steer. Sweet and curious. Also robust, like so many of his mother's progeny.

CLEMENTINE

(2016-): Myrtle's yearling daughter. May have inherited her mother's disposition. Sticking around.

HUEVO

(2016-): Flapjack's yearling steer. A cheeky, curly-headed little guy. 

LECHE

 (2015-): Murray Grey heifer. Sweet but distrustful. Odd and prancey. Lowest on the cruel ladder. Always looking for special treatment. An iconoclast.

BUNNICULA

(2016-): British White bull. Already a confident young fellow. Currently mutating the genetics of our herd. We hope he will make X-Cows.

KIMCHI

(2017-): Salty's bull calf (steered). 

SARDINE

(2017-): Gertrude's heifer calf.

MASA

(2017-): Prudence's heifer calf.

TWINKLE

(2017-): Myrtle's bull calf (steered).

PICKLE

(2017-): Flapjack's bull calf (steered). 

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PEARL

(2017-): Leche's heifer calf.

THEIR TAGS HAVE BEEN RETIRED

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LUANNE

(2011-14): Gertrude’s half-sister/heifer. Domineering and slightly unhinged. Tasted fantastic.

CHUCK-ROAST

(2012-14): Semi-hostile heifer. Went gentle into that good night.

URSULA

(2013-15): LuAnne’s daughter. Spooky. Simple. Followed in her mother’s delicious footsteps.

MARMALADE

(2013-15): Goofy acrobatic heifer. Departed with a strange willingness. Beefy.

BRYCE ANDREWS

(2014-15): Betty’s steer. Sweet-tempered, one-horned. Would have made a wonderful ox, alas. From beef we came and to beef we shall return.

SOUFFLÉ

(2014-15): Gertrude’s steer. Spritely, annoying and loud. Sacrificed himself for the glory of Odin.

BETTY

(2008-16): Herd boss emeritus. Allowed herself to be milked at times of direst need. Grew spooky and fractious in latter days.

LENGUA

(2015-): Murray Grey heifer and Leche's half-sister. Sold off farm as breeding stock. May have been carrying a Tidbit spawn.

TIDBIT

(2014-16): Our Galloway bull. Puny but virile. Sang high tenor. Often sweet; occasionally wild and dangerous. We miss him. 

PINTO

(2015-16): Normande/Jersey steer. Got into everything. Destroyed hoses. Interfered with nursing. Very tasty.

FAVA

(2015-16): Normande/Angus/Gelbvieh steer. Shy and doe-eyed. Followed Pinto's lead with everything -- even unto death.

TURNIP

(2016-): Hildy's yearling daughter. Sold off farm, whereupon she promptly escaped and wandered abroad for some time before returning to new owners.

ANCHO

(2015-17): Hereford steer. Curly-headed. Thought he was a (friendly) bull. Tasted like a (tasty) steer.

HOT WAX

(2015-17): Hereford steer. Had no personality whatsoever, but great intramuscular fat. 

BRUNHILDA

(2013-17): Gertrude's first daughter. Brutish and pushy. Built like the proverbial brick structure. Dressed at 1,091 lbs.

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PINKY

(2016-): British White steer. Weirdly large for his age. Placid and meaty.

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GOOSE

(2016-): British White steer. Master of the "deer in the headlights" look. Taught all the calves to climb inside the bale feeder, damn his bovine soul.