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Sheboygan County Holstein Association Summer Picnic at Mauk-E-Way Farm

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Plymouth, Wis (July 22, 2013)…The Sheboygan County Holstein Association and Mauk-E-Way Farm are set to welcome both rural and urban attendees to the 2013 Sheboygan County Holstein Association Summer Picnic on Sunday, July 28th from 12:00 to 3:30 p.m.  Kyle and Sarah Mauk and Bryan and Brittney Mauk own and operate Mauk-E-Farm located at N6620 County Rd. E, Plymouth, Wisconsin. They are home to several excellent cow families and house 62 cows and young stock with a rolling herd average of 24,800 lbs of milk, 920 lbs fat and 820 lbs protein. 

At the picnic, the public will have the opportunity to enjoy; a lunch with Cold Stone Creamery ice cream, tour this 1st and 2nd generation dairy farm, listen to the insight of the 66th Alice in Dairyland, bid on silent auction items, try their hand at a dairy judging contest and play a “heads or tails” 50/50 raffle fundraiser with the Junior Holstein Members.  In addition, guests will be greeted by the Wisconsin Holstein Princess and Princess Attendant and the Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair.

“We are excited to share our family farm with all of you and we hope you enjoy viewing our dairy cattle and facilities.  We also welcome your questions and inquiries” said Bryan Mauk of Mauk-E-Way Farm.

Kyle and Sarah Mauk purchased the farm in 1987 and started milking with 13 grade cows.  Through the years they started a family and also worked on modernizing the farm to include new tie stalls, a machine shed, heifer barn and two silos. 

All their children enjoyed being raised on the farm, however, Bryan became particularly interested in continuing the farming tradition on Mauk-E-Way farm.  He and his wife Brittney became very involved and introduced the farm to registered genetics.  First, Bryan decided to put registration papers on a few of his dad’s grade cows and since those early years has purchased a few cows to add to the 100% RHA (Rolling Herd Average).  Together, they have built a registered herd from those select cows. 

In 2012, Mauks completed a big remodel and addition to their barn.  Taking down part of the old barn it allowed them to add 22 tie stalls that range in different sizes.  They also added a heifer and calf barn that is connected to the milking barn to accommodate the larger numbers of animals. 

Today the barn is full with 62 cows and has an 82 pound tank average with a RHA of 24,800 lbs of milk, 920 lbs fat and 820 lbs protein. 

Kyle and Sarah own the farm and Kyle works full-time on the farm with son Bryan.  Sarah is a customer service representative at Waldo State Bank.  They have three grown children: Brenda, Bryan and Karla and also three grandchildren.

Brenda their oldest daughter is married to Colin Bruton and they have a son Colton. Brenda is owner of Brenda Kay Photography and Colin is the defensive coordinator for the Lakeland College Football Team 

Bryan and Brittney Mauk currently reside on the farmstead and have two children, Natalie (3) and Braxton (1).  Bryan works full-time on the farm and Brittney is a full-time student at Lakeland College and will graduate this fall with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

Daughter, Karla and her husband Chris Kletzien are stationed in Grafenwoehr, Germany.  There, Karla is pursuing a teaching position and Chris is a 2nd Lieutenant US Army, 1st platoon 902nd engineer company platoon leader, 15th engineer brigade.

“Sheboygan County Holstein Association is very appreciative to Mauk-E-Way farm and the Mauk Family for welcoming the public to attend the Holstein Summer Picnic.  We are proud to be highlighting a great farm family and successful registered Holstein business,” adds Chris Booth, Sheboygan County Holstein Association President.