The Night Hawk Dairy Farm Story

The Night Hawk Dairy Farm Story


The Like Family is well Known in the community We Always have Been we’re proud of What we have? My Grandfather archie developed separate Dairy Across the street from the home farm In order to pay for this new Dairy They built a Barn to use as a Dance Hall These Farms Which were being Run by Our Grandfathers we’re eventually Passed down to our fathers who in the Early 70s incorporated Them as Leick Farms incorporated and Leick’s Green Acres I’m sure if our Great-Grandfather were to Come back and see What What is happening Today Not Just Here but in the Dairy Industry in General There’s Been so many Improvements The Technology That We Use Nowadays They Wouldn’t Be Able to fathom i wish they could see it because i think They Would Be at all we’re definitely trying to get as Much Out of our animals as we can so we can Still do What We like to do We have 900 adult cows 600 calves and Heifers And I’ve Always had an interest in the Calves and the heifers i like The challenge of getting These Calves off to a Good start from Day One When we Merged i think Jim really liked The Calves and i liked the cows i Think you could Put 10 pounds to 15 pounds on a cow Just by the way you treat her we’re milking Between 800 and 825 3 Times a day in a Double 12 milking Parlor it’s Basically 24-Hour Operation There’s three separate Milking Shifts that come in Throughout The day The Calves are Their future herds Here at Night Hawk Dairy those are the Replacements we Only Feed our Nursery Calves for three to five Days by hand and then They move into the auto Feeder Section twice a Week we come in with fresh Bedding It’s always Fun Just to go out there and Watch them Run Around or push the exercise ball Around Clean Always means Better Health Better Health Means it’s easier for you to do your job you got To have Healthy Calves Gotta have healthy cows you gotta Feed them right? We take a Lot of pride in where we’ve Been and where we’re going we’ve had People tell us after they came Through The tour that if i ever came back as a cow I’d love to be a cow on Nighthawk Dairy

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