This young lady is a Northern Finncattle, a.k.a. Lapland cow born on the 26th of July 2015. The Lapland cow is one of Finland’s three native cattle breeds. As if this was not exclusive enough in itself Martta’s colors of red and white are rare for a Lapland cow. When it comes to character, Martta is a gentle, calm and thoughtful lady.
This young lady is a Northern Finncattle, a.k.a. Lapland cow born on the 1st of August 2015. Mariina has the typical colors of a Lapland cow: white with a black muzzle and black ears. If cows can be furies, then Mariina is one. She will definitely let her humans know when she thinks it’s dinner time and even Murmeli gets his share of her rages.
Roni’s Murmeli is a Lapland bull born on the 23rd of October 2015. He was castrated and thus became an ox. Murmeli is a calm and even-tempered cuddle ox. He is completely white and rather small for his age. Despite his young age, Murmeli is an ox-of-all-trades. On animal hikes, he serves as a pack animal, but he is also training to be a draft ox, pulling a light carriage, and a riding ox.
These days cows are usually kept as production animals. But in past times they were used for so much more so why wouldn’t we do the same? The Northern Finncattle with its intelligent, calm, inquisitive and active nature makes a versatile hobby animal. The Lapland cow is the smallest of Finland’s three native cattle breeds. All in all there are currently about 500 Lapland cows left in Finland.
The small hoofs of the Lapland cow make it perfectly fit for rough terrain and an excellent hiking companion.
Our draft ox is still small, but eventually he will grow bigger and stronger.
The strength of a cow makes it suited for the saddle. Murmeli-boy is still small and so is his rider.
Lapland cows are well suited for parties. A cow on the premises of an elderly home offers many a trip down memory lane.