eMDee ~ est. 1988
Our farm was established in 1988. Michael and I both grew up as farm kids and, although our professional lives had taken us elsewhere, we had dreamed of the day when we could establish our own small farm and "return to our roots". Initially, we raised Holstein cattle, for beef and as replacement heifers for a dairy herd.
In 2001, we learned about the Rocky Mountain Horse, a heritage American horse breed, and beautiful horses soon became the major part of our lifestyle here at eMDee Mountain Horses. In 2013, Michael learned of the Braunvieh breed of cattle, perhaps the oldest breed of cattle in the world, and that has brought beautiful cattle to our pastures. The pages of this website help us to promote these breeds and share what we have learned .
Rocky Mountain Horses were going to be a way for us to share trail riding together, but Judy fell in love with showing and Michael got interested in breeding. Our plan to have two horses grew to over twenty including our stallion, a herd of brood mares, and horses we show and trail ride, mostly just here at home. We love this breed for its versatility, temperament, beauty, smooth ride... heck, we love everything about this breed.
Braunvieh cattle became another passion for us after Michael discovered their amazing traits and fell in love with the history of this wonderful breed. Our herd of full-blood cows are being crossed to some of the most respected bulls in the breed via AI and we are using ET to produce wonderful beef and perpetuate the blood lines which make this breed so great. We love this docile breed for their heat and cold tolerance, calving ease, strong maternal abilities and optimum quality beef they produce.