New calf joins visiting mini-Jersey herd at Hallockville

04/07/2012 1:00 PM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Zoe, a mini-Jersey cow, gave birth to No-Name Norman last Saturday at Hallockville Museum Farm in Northville. Zoe and her h

Zoe, a mini-Jersey cow, gave birth to a calf that has been dubbed No-Name Norman last Saturday at Hallockville Museum Farm in Northville. Zoe and two other mini-Jerseys named Darla and Stella belong to Hallockville’s executive director Herb Strobel. Darla is due to give birth on April 26.

The calf was 30 pounds at birth and will be there for visitors to see at Hallockville for another month or so before he and his mother are moved back to Center Moriches, where Mr. Strobel operates a 28-acre farm.

Formerly known as Phee’s Dairy Farm, it was owned by Mr. Strobel’s great uncle, Josef Phee, and Josesf’s sister Margaret. It was one of the last dairy farms on Long Island, with a herd of 30 cows, and was closed in the mid-1980s. Mr. Strobel and his father Josef, 83, now raise hay there.

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