Feltmann Dairy Farms LLC
The Feltmann farm has been in the family for four generations. Dennis and Lynette purchased the farm from Dennis’s parents in 1978. In 2013, their three sons Chad, Chris and Corey joined their parents to form the partnership.
In combination with their own farm and a neighbor’s tie-stall barn that the Feltmanns rent, the combined families milk 231 cows and have 253 head of young stock. The Feltmanns work to achieve high milk volume and quality. Their herd has a rolling average of 26,256 pounds of milk, with 1,146 pounds of fat and 840 pounds of protein. The Feltmanns raise corn, soybeans, alfalfa and oats on 520 owned and rented acres.
Dennis and Lynette continue to help run the farm. Dennis assists with morning milking and field work. Lynette handles the bookwork. Chad and Corey do the milking, breeding, cow chores and help with field work when needed. Chris takes care of the calf feeding, fixing equipment and is in charge of field work activities. His wife, Heather, helps with the calf chores and running errands.
The Feltmanns’ sons and their wives are raising another generation of the family. Chad and Cara have two daughters: Chloe and Carly. Chris and Heather have a son, Cameron. Corey and his wife Katie have two children: Olivia and Emily.
4-H and FFA were a big part of the Feltmann family when the boys were growing up. Lynette was a 4-H leader for many years and the family still leases animals to 4-H members who don’t have their own. The family loves to exhibit their animals at local, district and statewide dairy shows. Chad and Corey both served with the Carver County Holstein Association.