Nutmeg, a Jersey steer, is full of boisterous and youthful energy but still looks to his mom Betsy for comfort. Like his four companions, he came to our sanctuary on November 2, 2018 from Farm Sanctuary‘s Northern California shelter. Nutmeg has only known a life in sanctuary and we are looking forward to watching him explore his new sanctuary digs in Washington.
Nutmeg was born at Farm Sanctuary on February 9, 2015. His mom Betsy, along with Honey, were dairy cows purchased for a reality TV series called “Utopia”. When the show ended, the veterinarian and the show’s producer didn’t want to send pregnant Betsy and her new family back into the dairy industry. Seeking an alternative, and lucky for Nutmeg and his family, they found Farm Sanctuary.
Betsy was a devoted mother to Nutmeg from day one:
We are so glad to have had the opportunity to adopt Nutmeg when Farm Sanctuary’s Northern California shelter closed. Most of the cattle were moved to their Watkins Glen, NY shelter, but we were lucky enough to be able to adopt Nutmeg, his mom Betsy, and their two friends. All of the cattle will be loved by staff and volunteers here, and they will help firewise the property by grazing down the grass.