Wall Stone Holsteins of rural De Soto will be the host of the 2013 Vernon County Holstein Twilight Meeting July 25, according to Joe Harbaugh, President of the association.
Wall Stone Holsteins is owned and operated by Kevin Walleser, Dr. Anne Marie Elwing and their two sons, Emil and William.
The dairy farm consists of over 1,200 acres of which 400 acres are in alfalfa and 800 acres in corn. The dairy herd consists of over 400 head of Holstein cows and young stock.
The Holstein Breeders would like to cordially welcome everyone to come and have an enjoyable evening on the farm. The twilight meeting is open to the public. Wagon rides will be available for those interested in taking a guided tour of the farm.
The evening starts at 7 p.m. with cattle judging and a lunch followed by the program. On the program will be reports from the Vernon County Junior Holstein Association and from the state and national representatives of the Holstein Association. The guest speaker will be Matt Joyce from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. His presentation will describe the activities of WMMB and where the dairy farmer’s check-off dollars are spent. There will also be cattle judging result and door prizes. The official dairy cattle judge this year is Bob Hagenow of Vita Plus.
The farm is located at S7414 Fortner Road, De Soto. To get to the farm, travel east of De Soto on Hwy. 82, approximately 10 miles to the farm or from Viroqua take Hwy. 82, 14 miles west to the farm.