While Randall cattle are legitimate triple purpose animals, the Randall farm was a dairy farm. It has long been our belief at the Registry that it is on small, forage based farms where the cattle are milked that the Randalls will fulfill their highest purpose. Over the years many people have asked us what the Randall's milk is like, and it is our hope to begin to answer those questions.
Now, for the first time we are able to quantify our observations with actual component testing. While the first results are modest, we plan to continue to test as seasons and available feed changes, and as cows freshen. Feedback from breeders who are milking their animals shows us that, to get a realistic profile of what Randall owners can expect, we must test a fairly broad cross section of the breed, under different conditions. To test a single animal would certainly not give a fair breed-wide assessment and could prove misleading.
The data on this page is our preliminary effort, a work in progress. It is listed farm by farm, animal by animal, and in the table below, by running averages updated as new test results become available. We offer this for informational purposes only, since the data is limited at this time, the averages should not be considered to be representative of the entire Randall breed.
18 animals tested, 23 samples. Latest results compiled 01/24/06