Our farms are placed on 1700 acres of pasture and fields of corn, soy beans, alfalfa, and wheat. The Sassy Cow Creamery also sits on this land between the two farms owned by brothers James and Robert Baerwolf. From these two farms we produce 100% of the milk used at the Sassy Cow Creamery.
Our love for all dairying led us to a unique situation of having the two distinct herds, traditional and organic. Our conventional herd has grown from 50 cows in the nineties to the current herd of 450 cows. These cattle live on a new farm site built in 1999 and later expanded in 2003. They are milked in a parlor and housed in a sand bedded freestall barn. During the nice times of the year, cattle are allowed to go out on grass pastures to exercise or lay in the sun.
In 2000, we recognized the growing consumer trend of interest in organic foods so we took and grew a portion of our herd using organic practices. This herd consists of 100 cows and they live just one half mile north of the Sassy Cow Creamery location. The organic cows eat a considerable part of their diet from grass on the organic pastures located on this farm.
Each milking cow is tested monthly for milk quality so we can offer the safest and highest quality products to our customers. Prior to the creation of our creamery, our milk was put on a truck and mixed with milk from other farms and that was the last we ever saw of it. But having such great pride in what we produce, we decided to bring our great milk all the way to the consumer themselves and, as a result, Sassy Cow Creamery was built.