We know dairy farming isn’t a 9 to 5 job and unlike some industries, there’s no seasonal slowdown. But that doesn’t mean our member-owners don’t take time to appreciate a stunning sunrise, a precious moment with family, rolling fields of green or the painterly sunset that follows a wild storm.
Across the country, our dairy member-owners work sunrise to sunset to deliver one high-quality, awesome ingredient: milk—and all the products that come from it.
And they have a front row seat to some of the most beautiful landscapes and horizons imaginable.
In celebration of June Dairy Month, we asked them to send us their snapshots so we could all enjoy the view and get a taste of life on the farm.
“This is the view when I’m milking in the morning at Wolf Creek Dairy in Dundas, Minnesota,” says Barb Liebenstein. “After a week of rain this brief clear sky and sunrise was a real treat and I headed out of the parlor to take a picture. An hour later it was cloudy and raining again.”
Candice White of Paul Dotterer and Sons Farm in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania, took a moment to capture a “Jersey selfie” during morning chores.
The verdant views of rolling hills and fresh mown hay are endless at the Harrop Farms in Siglerville, Pennsylvania.
The breaks aren’t long but when taken with family, create priceless memories on Russell and Janet Jungemann’s Lazy J Dairy in Wolsey, South Dakota.
Showing, and knowing, five generations of cattle is a benefit that comes from Gene and Sue Hess’s long-term commitment to dairy farming at the Hess Dairy Farm in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.
Work doesn’t stop on the weekends, which is good news for three cousins who make light work of their chores together at Eric and Tammy Nelson’s Birchwood Gap Farm Inc., in Caledonia, Minnesota.
“Our boys, Westyn and Luke, love being on our Rib-Arrow Dairy, in Tulare, California,” says Tyler Ribeiro. “They love the cows and riding on tractors!”
Candice White, of Paul Dotterer and Sons Farm, has a gift for capturing stunning sunsets. The sunsets, and images, are their own reward for a good day’s work.