Cattle at Sunrise

PALOMA DAIRY & SUNSET FARMS

Owned and Operated by
The Van Hofwegen Family

Paloma Dairy and Sunset Farms is owned and operated by a 4th generation dairy farm family in Gila Bend, Arizona (1 hr. SW of Phoenix AZ). Robert T Van Hofwegen (Sr), his wife Andrea and their 4 boys Robert Jr, Allan, Arie, and Kyle, manage Paloma Dairy and Sunset Farms.

 
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GILA BEND, ARIZONA

 

PALOMA DAIRY & SUNSET FARMS

Gila Bend, Arizona

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FAMILY DAIRY

Family farming is not simply a tagline on this dairy farm. More than 8 Van Hofwegen men and women work to manage with a sense of ownership and stewardship like only family can do. Our Family ensures that every crop is harvested with the utmost care and precision, resulting in the highest quality of feeds for the cows.  Our contracted Veterinarians treats each cow with as much care and concern as their own family. In addition, many of the 100 plus employees of the farm are family members across several generations.

THE COWS

It may seem impossible to provide Paloma Dairy’s many Holstein milk cows with individualized care and provision, but, utilizing the latest RFID technology and feed management software, Paloma dairy does. Each cow on the facility has an RFID chip that is placed in her left ear, like an earring, which transmits the cow identification to a handheld computer. The entire health record of that specific cow is available in the handheld computer to a veterinarian or employee. As a result, the veterinarian and employee can check on the health of each cow daily. These informed decisions allow for cow care on a cow to cow basis.

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THE FARM

Sunset Farms, managed by brothers Robert and Kyle, grows Alfalfa, Corn Silage, Wheat, Barley and Cotton across the 7000 acres of flooded or pivot irrigated farmland.  Sunset Farms utilizes water from the local irrigation district and can directly manage how it is utilized for best crop and dairy production.

 

EMAIL

55310 S Citrus Valley Rd
Gila Bend, Arizona 85337

760-544-3311

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