Shamrock Farm Cares About Cow Quality
On O’Reilly Shamrock Farm, a family dairy farm near Goodhue, Minnesota, pasture and comfort form the basis for excellence in cow care.
Steve operates the Holstein dairy farm with his sons, Zach and Ben. Including dry cows, the herd tallies up to 270, and they have 250-260 head of newborn calves to springing heifers. They have a small number of crosses, but they’ve returned to milking primarily Holsteins for the production levels. Zach focuses on the cows leading the milking operation, with twice-a-day milking. Ben concentrates on the youngstock, and Steve’s work spreads more broadly across the operation, and he handles more field work than in the past….