In the spring of 2001, Don and Yvonne Feitsma together with Dons Parents decided to start looking for opportunities to expand their 80 cow farm in Leduc Alberta. Their search led them to Saskatchewan. After many visits an older farmstead was purchased near Hague. One month later the ground for the new dairy was broken. Still living in Alberta at the time a lot of trips were spent driving back and forth to help supervise the beginning stages of the barn. Finally on July 24 2001, Don and Yvonne and their girls made the move to Saskatchewan. At the end of August the first 80 cows came to Feitsma Dairies.
Since the first cows came to the farm it hasn’t stopped progressing, improving and moving forward. Over the next 14 years the farm would see 2 more large expansions bringing the milking herd to 500 cows. It also brought along the purchase of a smaller dairy near Laird Saskatchewan where the young stock could be raised.
Over time and after much discussion and realizing that we had reached our full potential on what we could do on the Hague farm we decided to sell. We wanted to see what other opportunities would come our way and allow us to further challenge us and our abilities in a new way once again.
August 1 2014, we sold the dairies and the heifer farm. On September 1, 2014 we purchased another smaller farm 2km east of the town of Warman Saskatchewan.
It was an exciting first day of September as the demolition began on what is going to be a new state of the art dairy facility, with the newest in milking equipment and technology to meet the demands of an ever changing industry.
Our mission at Feitsma Dairies is to produce quality milk profitably and efficiently.