Fall Dairy Tour

Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach organize a fall dairy trip annually; this trip offers dairy producers the chance to visit dairies of varying size, management and equipment.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

  • Lunch and Tour Genex Facilities (Shawano, WI). Meal sponsored by Genex. View collection and processing lab at the Toystory Campus and tour Stony Hill facilities.

  • Tour Milk Source Genetics & Tidy View Dairy (Kaukauna, WI). Tidy View is home to 6,800 cows with a current RHA of 31,514. MilkSource Genetics houses the show animals, 50 cows and 75 heifers.

  • Overnight in Little Chute, WI. Supper sponsored by Lely.

Friday, November 11, 2016

  • Tour Wichman Farms. Fourth generation dairy with 275 Holsteins milked by 4 Lely Astronauts in a new facility built in 2013.

  • Tour Meadow Brook Dairy. The farm milks 460 cows including Brown Swiss (24,308M, 1019F, 863P) and Holsteins (33,038M, 1210F, 1042P). The calf barn utilizes automatic calf feeders and the herd genomic tests, breeding lower genetic animals to Wagyu beef.

  • Tour Sassy Cow Creamery. Farmstead dairy operation owned by the Baerwolf Family including a 250-cow organic herd and a 450-cow traditional herd, these cows supply all of the milk for on farm processing of milk and ice cream.

Additional information and registration form here Registration and payment due October 20, 2016.