Another Wisconsin dairy farm sells cows, but welcomes new farming opportunities

The Reisinger family in the dairy barn before the cows left. From left to right: son Brian, father Jim, mother Jean and daughter Malia. Image courtesy of Brian Reisinger.
The Reisinger family in the dairy barn before the cows left. From left to right: son Brian, father Jim, mother Jean and daughter Malia. Image courtesy of Brian Reisinger.

A month ago, the Reisingers of Spring Green said farewell to 60 dairy cows after more than a century of milking on the homesteaded property in the Driftless Area.  

Jim Reisinger, choking up, reflected on the morning of March 12. He recalled the milkman had tears in his eyes leaving the Reisinger driveway with the last load of milk. He had been to the farm every morning for 25 years picking up the family’s milk. But while the milkman no longer takes the winding Schweppe Road every morning, the family continues to be a part of the dairy supply chain. 

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