Guest speaker at the 2015 Large Dairy Herd Symposium

Kurt Hoekstra was one of the guest speakers of the 2015 Large Dairy Herd Symposium in Saint-Malo, France. In this presentation, he describes the characteristics of his dairy farm and shows us the challenges and gains of an American-style development.

About Hoekstra Dairy

Dairy farm located in Oakdale, a town in Stanislaus county (4th dairy county in the US)

Number of dairy cows = 2,800

Crossbreeding since 1999 = Holstein + Montbeliarde + VikingRed

BouMatic milking parlour

Hoekstra Dairy – Challenges and gains of an American-style development