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Johnson Creek Dairy

In 1999, Darrell and Kim Javorek purchased the Javorek family farm and began a renovation process. The farm was changed from a tie stall barn to a free stall operation. The first 80 Holstein milk cows were delivered in May of 2000 from Canada. Johnson Creek Dairy now milks 280 cows in a Surge Westfalia double 4 auto-flow parlor. This modern dairy milks its’ herd three times a day and feeds a TMR ration. Its cows are bedded in sand bedding.

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"There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm
One is the danger of supposing that
breakfast comes from the grocery store
and the other that the heat comes from the furnace."
Aldo Leopold



For each dollar a typical 250 cow Wisconsin dairy producer generates in milk sales, six dollars are generated in the local economy.

• There are six breeds of dairy cattle: Guernsey, Holstein, Brown Swiss, Jersey, Ayrshire, and Milking Shorthorn.

• A dairy cow eats about 90 pounds of food each day!

• A dairy cow has four stomachs!

• A dairy cow produces about 22.5 quarts of milk a day. That's about 16,000 glasses of milk a year!

• A dairy cow drinks anywhere from 20 to 50 gallons of water a day. That is about a bathtub full!

• Do cows have special teeth for eating grass?

Cow's teeth are different from ours. On the top front, cows have a tough pad of skin instead of teeth. They have 8 incisors on the bottom front and 6 strong molars on the top and bottom of each side to grind their food. Cows have a total of 32 teeth.


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