Farm: Knapp’s Guernseys
Todays’ herd was a visit to the well-known Knapp family – a barn full of Tambourine and Tamera family members. With many All-American winners and nominees, there is a nice selection of both young and mature animals. We see some neat young Copper daughters, early Top Gun milking 2 year olds (quite full of milk when we see them) as well as some older cows from Pilot
Randy uses a variety of bulls – from young sires to proven bulls. The current concern is that the young bulls are not as good on type as the older bulls, but the younger bulls are making great progress on fertility/ DPR. They use a blend to maintain the balance, as a growing portion of their income is derived from cattle sales rather than milk income.
We enjoy a lovely lunch, catching up with a number of other breeders – Chuches & Dindermans drop in for the day. Big thanks to Randy, Wanda, Austin & Landen in getting the animals ready and presenting a fine group of animals.
From Knapps we then travel onwards to Prairie du Chein, WI