We have 3 different breeds of cows that live here on Arethusa Farm.
Jersey's are known for their high butterfat content in their milk. Additionally, the Jersey breed is low maintenance with a obvious flare for personality.
The Brown Swiss breed is the second highest milk yield after the Holsteins. Known for their longer-chain fatty acids, the Brown Swiss's are a great addition to our production. Their milk contains an average of 4% butterfat, 3.5% protein, making their milk excellent for cheese.
Known globally as the world's highest-production dairy animal. Although at Arethusa we have consitent milking procedures, the Holstein's are seen as the production queens of all cows.
Open Barn Tours
A great time to see our cows and learn more about our farm philosophy.
All are Welcomed.
Our Saturday open barn tours are a great time to see what we are about. Come say hi, ask us questions, and meet some of our charismatic cows! We hope to see you at our Main Milking Barn soon!
556 S. Plains Road Litchfield, CT 06759 (Barn pictured above)
Saturday's: 12:30pm - 2:30pm