We Did It!

We purchased a new farm

In Chatsworth, IL

(updating website!)

 

We have purchased a farm in Chatsworth, IL.  The previous owners were Keith Parrish and Donna O’Shaunessey of South Pork Ranch.  Keith and Donna spent over 20 years on this farm raising dairy, beef and pork which they made their business. 

 

Keith did a great job cross breeding his cows so that a hearty A2 cow was developed. When we bought the farm we bought the cows also; so now we have a mix of our Guernsey cows and an array of beautiful mixed breeds, such as Normande, Milking Shorthorns, Ayrshire, Jersey, Holstein mix breeds and Montbeliard.  So now we are Golden Guernsey (and more!)!

 

The farm has 40 acres of grazing and hay crop (for the winter months).  For the first time we are using rotational grazing for the dairy cows.  We strategically move the grazers every 2-3 days so that each pasture as a chance to rejuvenate its vegetation.

 

The advantages of rotational grazing advantages are:

  • Limited soil compaction which encourages root growth and reduces leaching of fertilizers;
  • Reduced soil erosion due to the presence of continuous ground cover throughout the year;
  • Reduced weeds from ample resting periods;
  • Longer grazing season because of shorter forage recovery periods when rotating paddocks;
  • Improved animal productivity;
  • More efficient use of forage compared to continuous grazing; and
  • Improved nutrient distribution (manure) since livestock have fixed schedules, each rotation covering a limited area in each paddock.
  • Limited soil compaction which encourages root growth and reduces leaching of fertilizers;
  • www.hrwc.net/rotationalgrazing.htm

 

 If you are looking for the very best tasting fresh milk then you may be interested in our milk!

We are located on a 40 acre farm in Chatsworth, IL  Our pasture grazing dairy cows are treated with tender love and care, receiving a well balanced organically grown diet.

 

 

So come on out and give our fresh milk a try! 

 

 

 

Pick-Up Hours

Please call ahead to place order and

schedule a pick up day!

 

Carol Stream

10am-7pm

Tue/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun

 

North Barrington

11:000am-8pm (scheduled pick-ups)

Mon/Wed/Sat

 

Farm Pick Up

2976 E. 750 North Rd.

Chatsworh, IL 60921

please schedule

 

 

Contact Details

Golden Guernsey of Illinois

 

23w554 Trails End Rd.

Carol Stream, IL 60188

 

23385 W. Old Barrington Rd.

Barrington, IL

 

 

 

Phone/Text

608-449-5491 cell

 

Email

kellyboge@gmail.com

What's Fresh?

Fresh Guernsey Milk

$12 gallon

$6 half gallon

 

Yogurt

$6 quart

 

Pastured Eggs

$6 dozen

 

Raw Honey

Clover and Wildflower $12 lb.

Buckwheat  $12 lb.

 

Grass Fed Beef:  Please look for

Price list on Beef page

 

 

608-449-5491

call or text

kellyboge@gmail.com