Our farms are placed on 1700 acres, over 2.5 square miles, of pasture and fields of corn, soy beans, alfalfa, and wheat. The Creamery sits 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 traditional herd started in the 1990’s with 50 cows and has grown with our family to the current size of 600 cows at the traditional farm. The traditional cattle live on a new farm site built in 1999 and expanded in 2003. In 2017 a state-of-the-art rotary parlor was built. The cows are housed in a sand bedded freestall barn and during the nice times of the year, cattle can go out on grass pastures to graze, exercise and enjoy the sun.
In 2000, we recognized the growing consumer trend and interest in organic foods so we developed a portion of our herd using organic practices. The organic herd consists of 250 cows that live a half mile north of the Creamery location. A considerable amount of the organic cows’ diet is from grass grown on our organic pastures.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our milk, every month we test the quality of each cows’ milk so we can ensure the safest, highest quality and best tasting products to our customers. Prior to the creation of our creamery, our milk was put on a truck and pooled with milk from other farms and that was the last we ever saw of it. Having extreme pride in our cows and their milk, we decided to bring our great milk directly to you, as a result, Sassy Cow Creamery was built!