BEAR CREEK, Wis. — Wisconsin is losing family dairy farms at an alarming rate in the last year and a half. The department of agriculture estimates Wisconsin lost nearly 900 family dairy farms.
In Bear Creek, however, at Clinton Farms, one family who has about 500 cows on their farm is keeping their dairy business viable by significantly upgrading.
During the last year they have installed a computerized rotating milking parlor it will milk their herd in about six hours compared to the 18 hours it once took.
"It's about continuing our family farm tradition. Keeping things going you know. It's built to last a number of generations for my nieces and nephews or whoever wants to farm you know. It's built for the future," said Brad Clinton, co-owner Clinton Farms
The Clintons will host an open house at their farm this Saturday at 11 a.m. so people can see their new parlor that has been upgraded with technology.