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Schock’s Mission View Dairy was established in 1956 by Walt and Louise Schock.  The dairy is currently being operated as a partnership between Walt and his eldest son Greg and his wife Paula.

Aerial photo of the dairy.

Aerial photo of the dairy.

The dairy is located in western Montana approximately 8 miles from the small town of St. Ignatius.

A view of the Mission Valley from the National Bison Range.

The nearest city, Missoula, is an hour south, and Glacier National Park is two hours to the north.

The dairy sits on 350 acres, with nearly all of the acreage covered with gravity-flow irrigation.

Ralph

Crops:  Alfalfa hay, grass hay, and corn silage.

Animals:  100 Milking cows
31 Dry cows
50 Heifers bred
50 Breeding age animals
52 animals under 1 year old
2 Bulls
2 Dogs: Henry and Anna. Ralph and Jet RIP.

Milk produced daily:  5,800 lbs.
Milk produced annually:  2 million pounds (1000 tons)

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Greg

old-farm

Then.

tractor

Now.

Family

Thanksgiving 2008.

The Schocks

Kyle, Emily, Bryan, Kris, Greg and Paula Schock

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Emily, Henry, Bryan, Todd and Kyle, Christmas 2007.

Grizzly Bears

Here are some bear pictures captured by a trail camera placed in one of our fields:

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August 17, 2016 at 8:46 pm

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August 17, 2016 at 8:48 pm

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August 18, 2016 at 11:57 pm.

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August 19, 2016 at 12:23 am

 

Calves

Calves come in all different sizes and colors at Schock’s Dairy:

Holstein

Holstein

Jersey x holstein

Jersey x holstein

Angus x jersey

Angus x jersey

Holstein x jersey

Holstein x jersey

Spots x spots x spots

Spots x spots x spots

Red holstein

Red holstein

Happy 2016!

Todd, Kris, Greg & Emily

Todd, Kris, Greg & Emily

Mail call?

We found an interesting “package” in front of our mailbox…

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Corn silage 2015

Another successful year of chopping corn silage is in the pit:

There were numerous grizzly bears spotted in the corn field this year and as in years past, they did a considerable amount of damage to the crop:

For more pictures of chopping silage, please go here.

Twins!

twins