Golden Oaks Farm
Golden Oaks Farm will strive to efficiently and profitably produce both a quality dairy product and superior cattle genetics while maintaining the integrity of agriculture in a suburban setting.
The focus at Golden Oaks Farm is to breed and develop superior Holstein genetics- both Black and Red. This is accomplished through careful selection of the top genetics in our herd, and supplemented with additional superior genetics from around the world. We utilize an extensive embryo transfer & IVF program through Sunshine Genetics in Whitewater, WI. As a result of our breeding program, numerous high-value genetic females, bulls, and embryos are sold worldwide each year.
Our herd consists of roughly 720 milking females and 680 young stock, with about 99% of these animals registered. Golden Oaks Farm aims to produce 19,000,000 pounds of milk every year with solid components. We classify several times each year, and currently have 45 Excellent and 200 Very Good cows in the barn.
Most of our 1,600 crop acres are planted each spring and harvested by custom harvesters in the fall. Alfalfa haylage, dry hay, corn silage, high moisture corn, and oatlage are produced on the farm to feed the cows. Winter wheat is also grown to provide both straw for both feed and bedding. Additional dry hay, straw, corn gluten feed, and a protein-mineral mix are purchased to fill out the ration.
Golden Oaks Farm employs 16 dedicated full-time and several part-time employees to help accomplish the goals set forth by the farm. For information regarding employment opportunities, please contact Tom Patterson.
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