After years of research and trial and error, we have chosen the Fleckvieh breed of cattle to provide the milk and the meat that our farm produces. The Fleckvieh breed is common in Europe and has many specific strains based on geographic location. Our cattle are a cross between Jerseys and Upper Bavarian Fleckvieh. This cross creates a true dual purpose breed. The cows provide rich wholesome milk for our dairy farm and the steers provide an abundance of tender meat. On a grain-free diet, the Fleckviehs produce intramuscular marbling which makes for a tender meat. All spring, summer and fall they graze lush pastures following a rotational grazing system. During this time we are also harvesting high quality clover/grass/alfalfa in the form of dry hay and balage to feed the cattle during the winter. The low-maintenance Fleckviehs can withstand the North Central Wisconsin's climate and thrive on a grass only feed ration. They effortlessly produce tender and nutrient dense meat.