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Clovis and Portales, N.M.
The Schaaps manage four dairies, including an organic operation, and milk 5,500 cows. They’re also partners in a cheese factory.
VanderMade Dairy LLC is a family-owned and operated dairy milking 1,400 cows in northern Ohio.
Nick Vande Weerd
The Vande Weerd family is majority owner and manager of Pleasant Dutch Dairy, which milks 1,400 Holsteins.
Jon Patterson’s dairy milks 1,100 cows on a farm that’s been in the family since 1832.