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Historic places and people in the land of milk and honey: Wisconsin's treasure: a tribute to our past, a celebration of the present and our commitment to continue the good life
(1998)

[Weinkauf farm],   p. 4 PDF (329.6 KB)


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The earliest settlers in this area were the
Ayers, with continuous ownership of their
homestead until 1968 when Gordon Betty
Weinkauf purchased the one hundred sev-
enty acre farm. In 1977, twenty-two dairy
farms populated this area. Today, the
Weinkauf's farm is one of the last remaining
dairy farms in the Town of Rochester and is
now owned by Mike and Judy Weinkauf.
It's a family affair with Jacob, age twelve,
winning Racine County's Champion Dairy
Steer, direct from the dairy herd; Katie, age
10, winning a blue ribbon for her Hereford
Steer, which sold for $1.55 per pound and
Trevor, age 8, while too young for 4-H win-
ning in the Open Class at the Racine
County Fair.
Ed Ayers, former owner of the Weinkauf
farm, was in the race horse business for
many years and no doubt raised hay and
oats on this farm for their animals. Mr. Ayers
owned a barn and racetrack a short dis-
tance from the northwest shore of Echo
Lake in Burlington. He kept and trained his
Trotters and Pacers here.
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