Ben Smith, who manages dairy at Maple View Farm, was kind enough to give this author the grand tour. There are 1000 cows, bulls and calves, with 350 milking cows. It’s an amazing operation that runs 24/7 in three shifts non-stop, with average daily milk production of 10 gallons per cow with top producers at 25 gallons per day.
While touring the farm, I was fortunate enough to witness a cow calving. Fortunately, I helped deliver my own four children, so I was not queasy during my digital photo shoot. You can see more photos of the Sequim Dairy Farm here. [Click on photos to enlarge.]
Read the full article in the next issue of Pacific Northwest Home Owner magazine.
More to Read: Dairy Farms Drying up in Jefferson County
More to Read: Local Dairying Continues to Decline
and Read: History of the Olympic Game Farm (Originally a Dairy Farm)
Link: Dungeness Valley Creamery
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