A family that began farming with 14 cows in 1947 will soon be milking 7,000 in a brand-new rotary milking parlor and cutting-edge cross-ventilated barn.
Neatly tucked in the gently rolling topography of northeast Wisconsin, the impressive facility at Kinnard Farms Inc. catches the eye. The enclosed barn stretches one-third of a mile from one end to the other, and it connects to a 100-stall rotary parlor. Every function of the cow’s adult life happens within these walls, from calving to lactating to dry-off.
“I like the idea of having all management under one roof,” Lee Kinnard says.