Mac and Stacey Caughey
Mac grew up on his family’s dairy farm, B&C Dairy, run by his father, Bruce, and great-uncle, Milo. The farm has transitioned over the years and is now operated by Bruce and his wife, Rosanne; Mac and his family; and Mac’s brother Dan and his family. B&C Dairy is comprised of milking cows and a beef operation.
The Caugheys milk about 90 Holsteins in a tie-stall barn and raise all their own young stock. The farm is home to around 200 head of Red Angus cross beef cows. The Caugheys finish out their beef calves and Holstein steers. In addition, the families raise all their own feed. They grow corn, alfalfa, rye, and oats on about 1,000 acres in central Minnesota.
Mac manages the crop operation and takes care of the beef cows. He’s the farm’s mechanic and works in the shops at BNSF Railroad in Brainerd. His wife, Stacey, works full-time on the farm after working as a ruminant nutritionist for Purina Animal Nutrition. Mac and Stacey have two boys: Rhett and Cash. The Caugheys have been farming together since 2016, the year Mac and Stacey were married.
Stacey is the secretary for the Mississippi Valley Cattlemen’s Association and serves on the board of directors of BN Credit Union. The Caugheys are members of the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association and the Minnesota Farm Bureau. They’re also members of the Brainerd FFA Alumni Association and Stacey is a volunteer with Crow Wing County 4-H.
The Caugheys credit all the partners of B&C Dairy, Stacey’s family and others for helping to make B&C Dairy a success.