A Learning-Barn

For Friendly Livestock

And the Human Race

Elspeth, the Highlander Cow

Teaching compassion for farm animals is an essential part of the Foundation’s mission, but unlike “animal rescue” operations, we don’t ignore the purpose of most livestock: to provide food for people.

The survival of farms and farmers depends on a bottom line, which is met by selling meat. But when good management practices are followed, the lives of cattle, sheep and pigs can be healthy and happy.

This program – named after a Highlander heifer called Elspeth – is co-sponsored with the Highland Riders 4-H Club and will provide a Learning-Barn where adults and youth can learn about treating animals with respect and kindness. It’s good for humans and good for livestock.

Elspeth's Place

Elspeth was a four-year-old heifer who passed on in 2019. This program honors her life by giving you a way to find your inner farmer and make a difference.

Elspeth’s Place will be a shared space with the Highland Rider 4-H club who meet at the farm and work with Highland cattle and the farm’s horses.

A teaching barn with 5 stalls will be built to provide a safe, clean space where youngsters and adults can safely interact with friendly farm animals. This space will also be available for workshops and outreach events.

The project will cost $29, 586. All donations are welcome.

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