Jason Wiebe Dairy

A2A2 update

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We have been growing our herd of a2a2 cows.  It is a very slow process as you can’t change what kind of DNA is in an animal, you can only slowly change her offspring.  In some cows it takes several generations to get them to a2a2.  So our milk is getting more of the milk produced by cows with the a2 gene.  As always, we love to hear your comments!!

Spring is here!!

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Spring is here and there are plants starting to grow in our fields.  We farm using no-till and cover crops to improve our soils and conserve them.  I love seeing earth worms and insects coming back to our soil in greater numbers than when we didn’t use no-till and cover crops. I believe that healthy soils grow more healthy plants which make for more healthy cows which produces more healthy milk to be used in our cheese which would make it more healthy for our customers and consumers.

NON-GMO feed for our dairy?

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Currently some of our feed is GMO.  We are considering going GMO free, but the cost will be significant, and our cheese price would need to go up possibly  $0.75 to $1 per lb.  Please leave comments or email us directly if you would feel that would be worth it to you, our customers.  Also let us know if you are a current customer, or would you be a customer if we didn’t feed any feed that contained GMO’s.

a2 cheese

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Here at Jason Wiebe Dairy, we are contemplating starting to produce a2 cheese, from tested a2 cows milk.  We are curious what the demand would be, if there are people out there looking for a2 cheese.  It would not be real easy to do so we would like to see what the demand would be.  The price would be higher than our typical cheese is now.  If you would like to see a2 cheese on the market please comment or send us an email to a2cheese@jasonwiebedairy.com

Cheese Contest Results

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At the World Cheese Championship Cheese Contest held last week in Wisconsin, our Cottonwood River Cheddar Reserve scored 98.55 points. We are pleased with the results, even though we didn’t get into the top three. This contest has cheese from all over the world, and I find it very interesting that an entry from a cheese maker in the United States hasn’t taken the Grand Championship in over 20 years!! We continually work to improve our cheese, so maybe some day…

In the newspaper again

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We were in the newspaper again!

Saving (and feeding) Whey

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The weather has been warmer lately, and things are greening up around the farm. While it may be a little early to say we won’t have any more cold weather, spring is just around the corner. Here at the dairy we have been saving our whey from cheese-making for about a month now.

Before this, our whey ended up on the fields as fertilizer for the next crop, but now we are feeding it to the cows and heifers as part of their ration. Both Jason and I like the faster turnaround of using the whey in a productive and conscientious manner. We have been able to adjust some of the amounts of other feeds for the cows, and it gives us another incentive to make cheese! 🙂

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Cute Little Calf

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We had the darling-est  little calf born on our farm yesterday!  It was born 25 days early. (In case you didn’t know, a cow’s gestation is normally 282 days.) Normally we move the pregnant heifers to another pen before they have their calves so they can be under a roof and in thick straw but this little gal was born before we had her mama moved.  She is doing very well.  We needed to borrow a goat nipple from a neighbor to feed it as our regular calf bottle nipple was too large. The normal birth weight for our calves is 70-90 pounds but this calf only weighs 27.6 pounds. It is dark brown and is very cute.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

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Jason Wiebe Dairy made headlines this week! Well, at least we were featured in the business section of a local newspaper, the Hillsboro Free Press. The article provides some information about how our operation started, gives a basic description of how 5500 lbs. of milk becomes 580-600 lbs. of cheese in our plant, and also shares some of the exciting recent developments as Wiebe Dairy continues to strive to bring consumers a high-quality delicious product from our family farm to your table. So, go ahead and enjoy some of our cheese, and while you are at it, check out that article.