Proposed Jefferson County, WI Goat Milking Operation Would Be Among Largest In World

LAKE MILLS — The owners of a new dairy hope to buy land in Jefferson County soon so they can build the largest goat-milking operation in the United States and one of the largest in the world.

The plan for the 9,000-goat operation, which would include 7,000 milking does and 2,000 kids, aims to address a big shortage of goat milk in Wisconsin that is limiting production of the state’s burgeoning goat-cheese industry, said Kenn Buelow, one of the co-owners of Drumlin Dairy.

“We’re trying to fill that need and do it as economically, efficiently and as environmentally consciously as possible,” said Buelow, of New Holstein, who also is co-owner of Holsum Dairies, a dairy cow operation in Calumet County that has been lauded for its sustainability programs.

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