I wondered if someone could tell me a bit about the Randall's personality. Are they gentle enough for children? From what I have read and seen it seems as if they would make the ideal cow for homesteading, but I really haven't heard anyone say much about their dispositions.
Hello Noesis. welcome to the forum.
The answer about personality is "it depends". Randalls are a naturally docile breed in my opinion, but that will vary largely according to their interaction with people. Many breeders don't handle their animals and will have herds that tend to be shy around humans. If they are in a dairy or homestead situation, Randalls are as friendly and docile as they can be, and with qualifications are fine with children. (I wouldn't want to see children around any cow without experience and supervision.) We've had calves on the bottle that seemed offended that they couldn't follow us into the house and curl up on the bed.