In the Spring of the year the nursery begins filling up with little brown spotted girls with huge brown eyes and long lashes. Bottle fed fresh milk, along with hay and grain they are kept in a warm clean environment until they are old enough to wean.
Summer has arrived and they join the other teenage girls kicking up their heels while grazing on lush green pasture.
After they calve they are put into the milk string to carry on the family tradition with their mothers and grandmothers.
The Milking Parlor and barns are inspected by the State Milk Inspector on a regular basis and every tank of milk is tested to meet these standards.
Good pasture and waste management, along with nutritious, natural feed and sanitary conditions are essential to the environment and ensure that our Natural Blondes live long happy healthy lives grazing on lush green pastures in the Northern California sun.
Bryan Bailey and Brent William
Adopt "A" Highway...the crew
In addition to their support for local charities, foundations and youth groups, Dairymen return 90% of their income to the community for products and services provided by local businesses such as these;
Coast to Coast Hardware
Crescent Ace Hardware
Borges Family Creamery
Crescent City Hay and Feed
Del Norte 4-H and FFA
Del Norte County
Del Norte Farm Bureau
Del Norte Office Supply
Del Norte Tire
George's Diesel and Electric
Hambro Forest Products, Inc.
Hastings Bulb Growers, Inc.
Lake Earl Grange
Land O' Lakes
McLennan Contractors, LLC
Steve Portzer Welding
Tedsen and Son Dairy
Recology Del Norte
Reynolds Dairy Supply
Rumiano Cheese Company
Snoozie Shavings, Inc.
The Daily Triplicate
Town and Country Animal Clinic
Palmer Westbrook, Inc.
Most of these locally owned businesses are used on a monthly basis for things on the Dairy such as: construction, bleach, electrical items and services, fuel, gloves, hay, office supplies, manufacturing of parts, paper towels, permits, plumbing supplies and repairs, soap, tires, tractor supplies and repairs, trash disposal, trucking, veterinary services, and the list goes on...
And where would we be without our coffee?
(special thanks for supporting Borges Family Creamery)
Northwoods Restaurant, Good Harvest Cafe and Vista Pub
(Rumiano Cheese served on the menu)
(please note; this is not a complete list of local vendors that Wetherell Ranch, Inc. uses)
time well spent on the Smith River