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Paris Speaks to Optimist Club

 

November 21, 2019

Photo courtesy of Ellen Paul

Bert Paris (left), co-owner of Bert and Trish Farm, shared his expertise on managed grazing with the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club on November 6. President Caleb Maier (right) presented Paris with a certificate of appreciation on November 6.

On November 6th, Bert Paris, of the Bert and Trish Paris Farm near Belleville, spoke to the Sauk Prairie Optimist Club about managed grazing. Their managed grazing operation started 27 years ago and in a few weeks one of their children, Meagan, will be taking over the operation of the farm. Their livestock is moved from paddock to paddock every 12 hours. They have a seasonal dairy herd which needs two months to "dry" so they don't milk in January and February, and the cows calve in March. They have 80 cows and milk that number in about an hour in their milking parlor.

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