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Dodge County Dairy Brunch Set For This Summer

The Dodge County Dairy Promotion Committee announced this year's Dodge County Dairy Brunch hosts: The Hafemeister Family Farm of Hustisford!

Dave and Kathleen Hafemeister, along with their children Alayna and Ethan, will be hosting this year's Dodge County Dairy Brunch on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Dave and Kathleen milk 135 Holsteins with two Lely Robotic Milkers they installed in 2014. They also raise 120 heifers on the farm and grow their own corn, wheat, alfalfa and soybeans on 300 acres to feed the animals. They have one full-time employee, Mike Roe, who also keeps a few of his own registered Holsteins in the herd.

Dave's parents, Richard and Gloria, purchased the farm in 1978. They also hosted the Dodge County Dairy Brunch in 1982. In 2010, Dave and Kathleen purchased the farm from Richard and Gloria.

Photo by the Dodge County Dairy Promotion Committee.