Lady-Lane Farm is owned and operated by Garry J. Hansen. Garry is a third generation dairy farmer. For five years he was a partner in the family dairy. Garry made the decision to farm on his own in May of 1992, at which time he established Lady-Lane Farm. Lady-Lane Farm is located in Mulino, Oregon, ten miles south of Oregon City, nestled in the scenic valley of the Milk Creek Basin; of which Milk Creek flows through Lady-Lane Farm. Coincidentally his farm is literally next door to the family dairy that he grew up farming.
Our ladies are very important to us. We select quality females and strive to produce the best milk possible. The Jersey is the smallest of all the dairy breeds and has less impact on the environment. Simply put; they eat less and produce less waste. Just like you and your diet, we want to be sure that the highest quality foods are available to them. Our cows nourish themselves on our lush pasture during the growing season. They go out as soon as the weather permits it and stay out as long as it is still safe and beneficial for the cows. A producing cow has very high energy needs. Even in the early spring when the pastures are lush it is important to make sure they get the carbohydrates they need, so a small amount of concentrates are always offered to our high producing cows. We feed brewers malt from a local brewery, We supplement with local alfalfa hay and in the winter they are fed predominately grass silage which is harvested on the farm.
We do not use hormones or rBST. Antibiotics are not part of our daily routine but are not excluded as a treatment option for infections. If a cow takes ill, which is rare, we do not deny proper care. She is separated from the milking herd and her milk is discarded until she is completely healthy. At the end of her withdrawal period when her milk is once again consumable she is returned to the herd. Our mission is to maintain a healthy, happy environment for everyone and everything here at the farm. The Ladies of Lady-Lane Farm are well cared for, very much appreciated and are healthy and fit for producing high quality milk for you to consume.