SPOTLIGHT ON A DAIRYMAN HERO Ludwig Holsteins, Dave Ludwig
Who says you have to get bigger to get better? Don’t tell that to Ludwig Holsteins! They may be small in cow numbers, but their herd is “giant size” in results!
When is the last time you heard of a small group of 30 cows taking on large herds with many cows and personnel and winning against them? In 2012, Ludwig’s home-bred produce of …was 1st at WDE, then All-American. While these full sisters were aided by their other Goldwyn full sister to be Reserve All-American three best females. Herd manager, Sam Makinson, really likes the Program: “Our SCC 45 with 3.9%F, and 3.3%P helps us produce and sell unique artesian cheeses right on the farm.” Their SCC was about 290 before using DVP. “Chicago is a big market for us, but we ship it everywhere.” Check out their website for yourself: www.ludwigfarmsteadcreamery.com. Dave Ludwig is also a professional loan broker in St. Louis, MO, and praises Sam: “He does a great job.”
The future looks bright for Ludwig Holsteins. It’s a small breeder herd that is as big as a mountain on quality. They are dairymen heroes and we are pleased to call them dedicated customers and friends. Keep up the great work Dave and crew!