A major dairy farm operation in Rock County begins welcoming its first milk cows today. About 500 cows will be moving into their new home at the Rock Prairie Dairy in Bradford Township, the first of about 2,000 cows that will be at the facility by the end of the month.
Owner Todd Tuls says it’s good to finally have farm operations getting underway. The $30 million project was approved earlier this year, with construction starting over the summer. Wednesday will be the first day of full operations.
AUDIO: Todd Tuls (:13)
Tuls says some non-milk producing cows were moved in weeks ago to “take the shine” off the farm, reducing the chances of the new cows “getting spooked.”
At peak production, the farm will be milking 5,200 cows each day.
Beth Wheelock, WCLO