Golden Ridge Dairy, LLC W7419 18th Rd Crivitz, WI 54114
Established in 2001, Golden Ridge Dairy, LLC is owned by David and Sheila Denowski along with their son Chad and his wife Kelly. Their daughter Tracy and her husband Zach Zaidel are also actively involved in the operation. Oldest daughter Michelle and her husband Dale Konop work off the farm. David & Sheila have two granddaughters Gabby Konop & Isabella Denowski.
David’s parents, Ed and Estelle, purchased the original farm with 14 cows and 160 acres in 1950. Currently, the herd consists of 700 milking cows and young stock, all of which are raised on the farm and bred 100% A.I. Cows are milked three times daily in a double-12 parallel parlor with backflush sys-tem built in 2013. Eight full-time employees help with this and various other farm chores. To feed the herd, the Denowski family harvests alfalfa, corn, corn silage, and wheat on their land, of 750 acres owned and 1,400 rented. The family completes all forage harvesting by working together with friends, extended family, and neighbors. Recent expansions to the dairy operation include a six-row freestall facility for young stock and milking cows in 2014 and a heated shop/machine shed completed in 2015. All milk is shipped to Land O’Lakes cooperative of which the Denowski family has been a member since 1970.