J-Mac farms to host
twilight meeting, Aug. 10
J-Mac Farms of rural Viroqua will host of the 2012 Vernon County Holstein Twilight Meeting on Friday, Aug. 10.
J-Mac Farms is owned and operated by Joe and Darcy McClelland with help from their family, Josh, JJ, Jozie and Jansen. The dairy farm consists of 250 owned acres and 130 rented, of which 150 acres are in alfalfa and 140 in corn.
The dairy herd consists of 112 head of registered and purebred Holstein cows and 100 youngstock. In addition, they raise 30-40 steers and bulls and 25 Angus beef cows.
The program starts at 7:30 p.m. with cattle judging and a lunch, followed by the program. On the program will be reports from the Vernon County Junior Holstein Association and from the state and national representatives of the Holstein Association.
The guest speaker will be Dean Strauss from Sheboygan Falls. Strauss is an active dairy farmer, Holstein breeder and a member of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
The official dairy cattle judge is Jerome Meyer, a classifier for Holstein USA. The Junior Holstein Association will sponsor a Bonnie Mohr print raffle.
To get to the farm, travel north of Viroqua on Hwy. 14 for two miles, turn west on County Hwy Y, travel four miles west on County Highway Y to S3688 McClelland Lane.