DCHA farm tours provide hands-on learning at two local, innovative dairy farms. This year’s tours will feature engaging on-farm demonstrations at Endres Jazzy Jerseys in Lodi, Wis., and Ziegler Dairy Farm in Middleton, Wis.
At Ziegler Dairy Farm, calves are group housed and fed pasteurized whole milk. They focus on consistent calf care protocols at the individual calf level. Ziegler’s heifers are custom raised by Scott and Bruce Hellenbrand. Three generations operate this farm, milking 1,200 cows. Fun fact: the third generation comprises five “millennial” brothers!