and Ralph and Sharon Bredl
Harmony-Ho Holsteins was established near Stratford Wisconsin, the heart of Marathon County, in 1989 by 3rd generation USA dairy producers Ralph and Sharon Bredl (along with daughters Martine and Rachel) as a 60 cow registered Holstein dairy.
In 1994, reacting to the changes occurring in the registered
Holstein and milk production businesses, the Bredl family made
transition to free stall housing - flat parlor and grew the
business to 200
cows. The construction of a double-8 milking
parlor and additional milking herd housing, in 1997, allowed the
herd to grow to 320 cows.
In 2000 Harmony-Ho Holsteins and Badger Holsteins of Unity LLC formed a joint herd sire marketing enterprise that annually sells 80 breeding age bulls to other dairymen. The construction of a Dry Cow barn in 2004 resulted in the current herd size of 450 total cows. The herd growth of the past 10 years was accomplished while maintaining a 29,000 to 31,000# herd average along with annual cull rates of <25%. Realizing that the foundation of a successful dairy enterprise is built upon high quality cattle, all purchased animals were closely screened for pedigree quality, production potential and biosecurity.
||Harmony Ho Holsteins
Ralph, Jr. and Sharon Bredl
C1956 Riviera Drive
Stratford, WI 54484
Phone Office: 715-687-4236; Fax: 715-687-4011