Dairyman finding life after cows

Dairyman finding life after cows

A lifelong dairy farmer says selling the cows was the best thing that could have happened to his health.

Hank Choate introduces himself now as a “reconditioned dairy farmer.”

“Getting rid of the milking herd and then raising the heifers out is kind of a soft landing of getting away from cattle that you’ve had your entire life,” he shares.

Choate sold his 500-cow milking herd in mid-2021.  Freestalls have been converted to machinery storage and less than 130 bred heifers remain on the farm.