News: Neillsville Dairy Breakfast (C Dairy – 2017)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Van Patter, Lee
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 6/07/2017
Neillsville Dairy Breakfast (C Dairy – 11 June 2017)
Neillsville Dairy Breakfast at C Dairy
The milking crew at C dairy strikes a pose in the milking parlor. C Dairy milks approximately 1,600 cows (mainly Holsteins) in updated facilities with improved ventilation, expanded stall sizing and added equipment for cow cleanliness and hygiene. C Dairy is hosting the Neillsville Dairy Breakfast, Sunday June 11, 2017. (Contributed Photo)
By Todd Schmidt
Now that June Dairy Month has rolled around, it’s time to rejoice with breakfast on the farm.
This year’s Neillsville Dairy Breakfast will be held Sunday, June 11, at C Dairy located at W4445 CTH C north of Neillsville. The event is being sponsored by the Neillsville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC).
C Dairy celebrated its two-year anniversary April 21. The dairy farm is comprised of three locations on CTH C; two milking, and one pre-lactation facility.
With new local, family ownership and management, C Dairy employs over 40 individuals who call Clark County home. C Dairy milks around 1,600 cows and has 1,700 young-stock. A majority of the cows are Holsteins.
Farm Manager Jim Van Patter focuses on cow comfort daily to optimize herd health, and quality of the milk.
Over the past two-years, C Dairy updated facilities with improved ventilation systems, expanded the stall sizing and added equipment for cow cleanliness and hygiene. Cow comfort is the main priority on the farm and drives management practices.
C Dairy is proud to work with local vendors to support the farm. Almost everything, from supplemental feed, electric, equipment and supplies, is purchased from local vendors.
“C Dairy is honored to host the Neillsville Dairy Breakfast to promote agriculture to the public and show gratitude for the community in which the farm and employees reside,” said Maureen Lee, marketing, and communications director for Grassland Dairy.
Breakfast will be served in their modern pole shed from 7 a.m. to noon, with delicious traditional buttermilk and blueberry pancakes, special recipe scrambled eggs, sausage links, applesauce, cheese curds, ice cream, juice, milk, and coffee. Grassland butter will be featured.
Adult ticket price is $7, Children ages kindergarten through fifth grade eat at a discounted price of $3, Pre-schoolers eat free.
After indulging in a delicious meal, attendees are encouraged to enjoy farm tour wagon rides, and a kids’ scavenger hunt hosted by the 2016-2017 Miss Neillsville Court.
The event will also feature live music, a petting zoo, a display by the Granton Antique Tractor Club, and activities for the children.
Parking for the Neillsville Dairy Breakfast will be in the previous Ruzic Construction lot at the corner of STH 73 and CTH C (N4897 STH 73), with free shuttle bus service to the farm. Shuttles will run constantly. Handicap parking only will be available at the farm; follow signs to the designate area. Parking is not allowed on CTH C.
For more information, call the NACC at 715-743-6444.
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