Milk production per cow has increased more than 50 percent over the past three decades in California, according to the California Department of Food and Agriculture, and dairy farms like Johann Dairy are helping lead the charge. The Fresno-based dairy farm focuses on quality, rather than quantity, according to owner and operator John Verwey.
“We get higher production out of better cows,” Verwey says.whe
And in order to keep the cows and their habitats in pristine shape, John Deere equipment leads the way. Johann Dairy utilizes three large Deere wheel loaders that run up to 16 hours per day, mainly moving feed. On top of that, the John Deere 332G Skid Steer takes care of tasks such as hauling manure, cleaning up around fence lines, sweeping, and installing fence posts.