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2017-06-14 / News

Mountain View Dairy Milkers Feel the Love

By Rosie Cunningham


Angela Schmid with one of her “girls” at Mountain View Dairy in Bloomville. 
Contributed Photo Angela Schmid with one of her “girls” at Mountain View Dairy in Bloomville. Contributed Photo BLOOMVILLE - They are her babies, and what she gets in return is mother’s milk.

Angela Schmid, who owns and operates Mountain View Dairy in Bloomville with her husband Dan, admits that she likes cows more than most people.

“I love all cows, but I am partial to mine,” she admitted, referring to her herd of 40. “I have been here for all of the heifer’s births and I do believe they are particularly wonderful.”

Schmid said the cows are “free stall” and the majority behave more like dogs.

“They roam on a plot of about 55 acres,” she said. “When I call, they come running. “

Schmid gushed that they all vie for attention and love to be snuggled, petted and loved.

“We also operate an Airbnb and the guests are very hands on with them as well – they love all of the attention showered upon them. Although I know how much they care about me, they will take attention anywhere they can get it.”


A baby and momma are among the cherished cows on the Mountain View Dairy Farm. 
Contributed Photo A baby and momma are among the cherished cows on the Mountain View Dairy Farm. Contributed Photo Each and every cow is registered, named and unique. She commented that one heifer named Luna, demands attention daily and is the resident trouble maker.

“She’s been getting out of her pen since she has been born,” said Schmid. “She gets into everything – if there’s a lose board she has it off, if the grain bin is open she gets in it, if a gate is left open she is through it. She gets more attention than the rest because she is so naughty.”

Schmid takes care of the dayto day work with her husband and her in-laws and their combined three children help out on the farm as well.

“We began Mountain View Dairy in September of 2015. My husband said it was a dream of his,” she said. “I love the atmosphere of the farm, the happiness and of course, the animals.”

Schmid said she believes 100 percent that her cows produce more milk because they are babied and well cared for. Some of the cows came from a farm where milkings took place three times daily. She and her husband milk twice each day and after an adjustment, the same amount of milk was produced.

“They know they can roam freely and are loved,” she said. “That’s the best thing you can give to a good milking cow.”

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