Farmer Stories: Hammink Dairy

Categories: Dairy Cows
Jul 16
Farmer Stories: Hammink Dairy

Hammink Dairy is a family owned farm in Bruce, South Dakota. Wim and Nicolien Hammink, and at that time their three little boys, moved to South Dakota in 1995 from their home in the Netherlands where they had a small dairy milking around 50 head. Over time the Hammink family and dairy has grown in size and they are currently milking around 2,400 head. Growing a herd holds many challenges, and this family sought out the help of local experts to make the transition as smooth as possible, from employee management to herd health and productivity. 

Hammink Dairy places great value on providing quality feed to their herd, and implements numerous Alltech solutions into their ration, including Integral®, Sel-Plex®, and Bio-Mos®.  As the Hamminks began to raise their own calves in 2013, Bio-Mos became a large part of their feeding program. 

In addition to feeding Alltech solutions, the Hammink family also finds value in  the On-farm Support services offered by Jorge Delgado. 

“Our employees value the classes as much as we do as owners. This has been and always will be a great additional value beyond what these products are doing for us,” Wim said.

Hammink Dairy continues to use new technologies as they come available to help keep their herd as healthy and productive as possible.

Make sure to vote for Hammink Dairy in the upcoming Farmer Stories Competition. Voting starts Wednesday, July 16 and the winner will receive an all expense paid trip for two to the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy. Info on how to vote will be posted on July 16.

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