Family Farm History – 2017 Hosts: Wallace Dairy Farm

Family Farm History – 2017 Hosts: Wallace Dairy Farm

Each year Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm is hosted by a different family farm – learn more about our 2017 host farm’s history! You can find Wallace Dairy Farm, LLC on Facebook! Wallace Family Dairy: Our Story Paul Wallace, Jr. is a 4th generation dairy farmer – born and raised on a dairy farm, he has always enjoyed working with cattle and being on the farm. FAMILY FARM HISTORY   The original Wallace Homestead, located in Darboy, began in 1856. Paul’s father (Paul, Sr.), the 3rd of 9 children, was raised there. After working 3-4 years out of high school, he then purchased a small dairy farm in Forest Junction (Brillion area) and operated it while working at the local paper mill. In 1978, when Paul, Jr. was 5 years old, the family relocated to the present-day farm. Together Paul Jr., his father (Paul, Sr.), mother (Cathy), and sister (Kim) operated the dairy farm. With the closest relatives over an hour away, the family depended on...
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Farm Facts – 2017 Hosts: Wallace Dairy Farm

Farm Facts – 2017 Hosts: Wallace Dairy Farm

We’re excited to share some fun farm facts about Wallace Dairy Farm – the family farm hosting our 2017 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm, on June 11th, 2017! HERD 100 Cows    75 lb. Milk/Cow per Day    Milking 2x per Day    Fat – 3.9% Test    Protein – 3.2% Test    SCC – 150,000 CROPS 315 Acres (owned & rented) Corn – 126 Acres    61 grain    65 silage Barley – 40 Acres Alfalfa – 146 Acres EMPLOYEES 1 Full Time 5 Part Time PROFESSIONALS HERD VETERINARIAN Dairyland Veterinary Service    Dr. Bill Kaufmann Advanced Veterinary Service    Dr. Jeff McFarlane NUTRITIONIST CP Feeds    Stephanie Nagel HOOF TRIMMER Dave Mleziva MILK MARKETER Arla Foods MILK HAULER Arla Foods FEED MILL Rio Creek Feed Mill Cornette Farm Supply Franks Feed Mill Stay tuned for more info!  COMING SOON: our host family’s farm history....
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Family Farm History – 2016 Hosts: Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy

Family Farm History – 2016 Hosts: Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy

Each year Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm is hosted by a different family farm - learn more about our 2016 host farm's history! Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy - family farm est. 1946 John grew up on the Pagel Family’s homestead farm purchased by his parents, Carl and Garnet, in 1946—80 acres, 8 cows, 6 pigs and a few chicken. Their 7 children, John being the youngest, were always involved in the farm work. Adopting the typical Wisconsin farm-family work ethic necessary to support their growing family, the farmstead’s land and animals that provided their livelihood. With their progressive dairy practices Carl gradually expanded the dairy to 380 acres and 65 milking cows before his retirement in 1980. John purchased the Ponderosa Dairy from his parents in 1980, after attending the U.W.-Madison Farm Short Course Program where he was prepared to be a progressive dairy business man as well as a steward of their land and its environment. In 1985 the Ponderosa Dairy experienced a...
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Farm Facts – 2016 Hosts: Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy

We're excited to share some fun farm facts about Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy - the family farm hosting our 2016 Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm, on Father's Day (6/19/16)! OWNER John T. Pagel & Family HERD 5000 Cows 86lbs Milk/Cow per Day Milking 3x per Day Fat - 4.3% Test Protein - 3.4% Test SCC - 155,000 CROPS 7530 Acres (owned & rented) Corn - 4,000 Acres Wheat - 530 Acres Alfalfa - 3,000 Acres EMPLOYEES 110 Full Time PROFESSIONALS HERD VETERINARIAN Dr. Don Niles NUTRITIONIST GPS Dairy Consulting, Marty Faldet HOOF TRIMMER Blazei Hoof Trimming MILK MARKETER DBMMC MILK HAULER Homan Trucking FEED MILL Cornette Farm Supply Stay tuned for more info!  COMING SOON: our host family's farm history....
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