Odd Duck Farm

Easton, NY


Contact:
Tammy L. Thomas

(518) 692-9007

P.O. Box 139
Schuylerville, NY 12871

www.oddduckfarm.com

www.thinkbrownswiss.com
 

What's New at ODF:

Old Mill JP Grace ET "E93/95MS"
Grand Champion, World Dairy EXPO AND Grand Champion,
Royal Winter Fair Congratulations to Bradner Farms
Grace's Full Sister, Bisou now has a Denmark Bull Calf here at the farm for sale.

Old Mill JP Kiss Bisou has a 2 yr. old by Agenda that scored GP82 and a summer yearling by Legacy.

 

Cobleskill, NY Sale "2010"

We want to thank Nick Depew for buying ODF Pollyden Dishie at the Cobelskill Sale. He was so pleased with her that he visited the farm and purchased ODF Dynasty Francette and ODF Dynasty Tori to add to his new organic dairy farm. They will be the new brown cows added to his herd of black & white.

Our best wishes go to Jesse Hargrave for buying ODF Valor Pickle. We loved showing her this year and hope they have a lot of fun together in the show ring next year.

If you are looking to add some brown to your black and white or a show prospect for next year, give us a call.

 

Most Recent Classifaction

In June 2011, we enjoyed a wonderful classification day. Below are some of the highlights.

Final Score
Strength
Dairy
Rump
Feet & Legs
Udder
Alison
87
87
88
85
90
86
Alexis
82
87
88
86
85
76
Bermuda
89
90
90
90
86
90
Campus
2E90
90
91
89
92
90
Centerpiece
90
93
91
92
90
87
Dya
80
72
83
77
82
82
Glisten
79
70
82
83
82
78
Glitter
85
85
87
85
86
83
Holly
85
82
90
84
88
84
Jetta
2E90
90
93
90
88
90
Megyn
88
88
91
90
90
85
Melody
87
91
90
85
88
85
Miricle
3E90
92
91
88
91
88
Nicole
83
90
88
88
86
75
Paula
86
90
91
85
87
82
Sharon
85
87
87
87
90
80
Sophie
83
88
75
86
86
82
             

* Denotes 1st Calf Heifers

 

Show News

We are just starting to hear about what a great year the 2010 show season was for Odd Duck Farm calves.

ODF Padre Cuba was named the Jr. Champion at the Genesee County Fair and then went on to be named the Jr. Champion of all colored breeds. Her owner, Matthew Gould, then was named Master Showman with Cuba on the halter. Great job! Cuba is a December calf by Padre out of CCH Jetway Bermuda (V89, 90 MS) that Matthew's Dad bought as a Christmas present.

ODF Sullys Christi won the Jr. 2 yr old class at the Genesee County Fair. She is pictured above in a sea of Black & White. Brown does very well with Black & White.

 

ODF Padre Shippee had a very busy show season with Anissa Anuszewski. She started out the year with a 2nd Place Spring Yearling at the Saratoga County Fair and finished up with another 2nd Place at the Rensselaer County Fair. This is a really big heifer who was quite a handful to show and Annissa did a great job with her.

 

Please let us know if you have any show news with Odd Duck Farm purchases. County shows to state shows we would love to hear from you.

 

National Bell Ringer
Aged Cow "2009"

After a great show season last year, we learned that Vail was named the National Bell Ringer in the aged cow class. Great job to Cody, the Showman and Vail. At nearly eight years old Vail still looks great and will be calving back in the spring ready for another show season.

 

Black Bear Spotted

On Friday, November 14, 2008 and again on Saturday, November 15, 2008 at 7:29 AM a black bear, approximately 300 lbs. was seen on Odd Duck Farm for over 15 minutes before moving on to happier organic eating.



Certified Organic Dairy

Effective December 1, 2007, Odd Duck Farm and the adjacent Thomas Farm were designated as a Certified Organic Dairy Farm. This completes a more than three year transistion process. Milk will be marketed under the Stonyfield brand label. Organic beef, when available, will be marketed privately. Please use the e-mail form on this site to obtain more information on organic beef offerings.

 

Purchase Brown Swiss From Odd Duck Farm

Odd Duck Farm, a certified organic dairy, offers for sale the complete Brown Swiss package of production, type and in the show-ring. Please contact us for calves, heifers and bulls for use on your farm or for oxen. Visit the Herd Offerings Section of this website to view our complete selection as you Think Brown Swiss!

 

Sponsorship of a Softball Team

In 2010, for the third year in a row, Odd Duck Farm has sponsored a softball team for the Old Saratoga Athletic Association. The "Odd Ducks" are quite a team with a lot of energy and enthusiasm and they fit their team name perfectly! See below for the "Odd Ducks".

 

Mink Project

Odd Duck Farm has agreed to be a part of a graduate student project involving mink tracking to better understand the mink habitat in the geographic area east of the Hudson from Fort Edward, NY to Stillwater, NY. This graduate student project involves evaluating mink habitat use. Mink are live-trapped in Tomahawk box traps and radio transmitters are attached to the mink. The mink are then located several times a week. At each sighting location the habitat is evaluated including trees, shrubs, and ground cover. In addition to the vegetation, stream shoreline characteristics are also documented including boulders, large and small woody debris, exposed roots and undercut banks. The objective of the project is to provide wildlife managers a better understanding of what constitutes suitable mink habitat so that sound management decisions can be made to help in their preservation.

 

 

Other Items of Interest

 

A bobcat was seen on Odd Duck Farm hunting field mice. This was the second one sighted on the farm. A fisher has also been seen several times.

 

 

 

 

 


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