ZH Taco’s Tundra

Tundra (Dexter, Cow)

ZH Taco’s Tundra

ADCA #032683

DOB:  7/6/2013
hip height:  43″
weight:  700 lbs.
polled: heterozygous
color:  black, carries dun (E/E, B/b)
chondro-free: tested
PHA-free: tested
milk beta-casein:  A1/A2

Sara came back to us with this sweet, beautiful little girl at side, and we’re very excited to have her in our herd!  She was well-taught early on by Sara to be wary of humans, but her sweet, calm, quiet nature prevailed & she has become quite friendly.  Tundra is a smart girl, and I had a lot of fun training her to show.  What a neat package she is, with her dam’s old, traditional bloodlines and the popular dairy-type Taco as sire…she’s a pretty, feminine cow.  Taco seems to have been the perfect match for Sara, as Tundra is the highest quality heifer Sara has produced so far, and likely ever will.

Tundra is a well put-together girl, showing nice body length, depth & width, and great legs & feet.  Her sire, Taco, is known for tightening up udders, improving fore-udder structure, and increasing production, so we are expecting great things out of Tundra.  She definitely shows significant improvement in her udder structure, with her udder floor still level in her second lactation, which is something we haven’t seen in any other daughter of Sara’s.

Unfortunately, Tundra freshened with Strep mastitis in all four quarters this year, so she had minimal training for milking, and has once again been allowed to just raise her calf.  We successfully treated the mastitis and she is doing fine now, though only functioning in three quarters.  Since we have a replacement heifer out of her, it is time for Tundra to move on once Brannagh is weaned.  Tundra is an extremely nice, high-quality cow, so we feel she should be given another chance to see if she can keep her udder healthy, but understand that there is a risk that she’ll develop mastitis again.  However, for somebody who is willing to take that risk, and is able & willing to closely monitor her udder health & treat if needed, she may be a good option.

We are offering Tundra for sale at a deeply discounted price.  If we have a buyer for her by the beginning of February, we can breed her back to our bull, Thomas, for a fall calving, or she can be left open for breeding to your own bull in the spring.  She’ll be ready to leave at the beginning of April, after her calf is weaned.

Calving History:

9/6/15 – “Taquito”, dun steer by Mrald Perfect Lil Milkman
8/24/16 – “Brannagh”, black heifer by RdoubleD Rambling Bob (AI)

The udder photo below is from her first freshening.

Additonal Photos

  • ZH Taco’s Tundra
  • ZH Taco’s Tundra
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Pedigree

Sire:  Serenity Oak Farm Taco:  Rock N’ Oaks Boo x Hillview DJ Baxter

Dam:  S&H Hilltop Sara:  Katie x Stillwater’s Drifter