Visiting adopted cows and calves makes for a lovely family outing. As part of your adoption, you are invited to visit your adopted cow or calf on the property and meet their paddock pals (the herd). Calf adoption is a great option if you love cattle but do not live on acreage. It costs very little, can be done online and the profits* go to a good cause.
School holidays are kept free for people who have adopted calves to come to the farm and visit the calves.
Suzie and her husband John visiting the herd and brushing our three-year-old Huggie in the paddock. September 2012
When you adopt a calf we are happy to spend time with you, answer all of your questions and generally make sure you and the cattle enjoy your visit. Gorgeous GOLD CREEK Stud mascots are also available with adoptions (*profits from adoptions and mascot purchases support farm animal shelters in Austraila).
BANJO: Our baby bull stud mascot. He wants us to think he is tough but he is just a little softie.
HUGGIE: Our heifer mascot who has melted as many hearts as her namesake has in our paddocks.
Sometimes We Have to Cancel...
Unfortunately, potential visitors need to be aware from the outset, that visits sometimes have to be cancelled at very short notice (due to the nature of running a cattle stud and two businesses from the one address). We have only had to cancel one visit so far, and we hope there won't be a next time, but these things happen.
Please include your home phone number (not a mobile) when you contact us regarding a stud visit. We do not organise the final details of a visit via email - home phone contact is a must.
If you adopt a calf, you support a charity and you get to visit all our gorgeous Galloways.