My name is Marvin Amundson of Amundson Jerseys – a farm located right in the heart of dairy country in Westby, WI. Along with my wife Kris and my two children, Alyssa and Kyle, we manage over 100 Jersey cows and deliver milk that is used to create the many quality products of the Westby Cooperative Creamery.
I began farming when I was 18 years old with my parents Julian and Myrtle, and later took primary ownership of the family farm in 1978 when I purchased the land from my folks. We now have 190 acres to our property, which is nestled in the beautiful western Wisconsin countryside.
We now produce on average around 17,200 pounds of milk per cow each year for the cooperative. That’s about 1,750,000 pounds, or about 220,000 gallons of only Grade A milk per year – a whole lot of cottage cheese, sour cream, yogurts and other dairy products. We take pride in the fact that our dairy farm is responsible for feeding people locally and around the country.
I’ve always felt that the Westby enterprise embraces the fabric of the family farm, and it’s a win-win situation for my family when I can market our milk locally to them. My family and I believe the progressive philosophy and advanced manufacturing technology that is used at the Westby coop ensures that our consumers receive quality products.
The end result for both the co-op and my family creates a dual support line for the community and the surrounding areas where Westby products are sold.
If you would like to learn a little more about the day-to-day duties of a dairy farmer, feel free to visit www.dairyfarmingtoday.org
Thanks for stopping by.
–The Amundson Family