California is home to many of the nation's top herds for milk, fat and protein production. A hearty congratulations is extended to the following dairies for their production achievements in 2015:
Overall National Rankings. . .
James Ahlem, Hilmar : 2nd in the nation for milk, 6th for fat and 3rd for protein with a lactation average of 26,297M, 1,232F and 910P on 2,305 cows (also 1st for milk, fat and protein among herds with 750 or more cows).
Cal Poly Corporation, San Luis Obispo: 6th for milk with 24,064M, 1,122F and 822P on 103 cows (also 1st milk and fat and 6th protein among herds with 80-149 cows).
Ranked by Herd Size. . .
(750 or more cows)
Ahlem Foothill Farms, Denair: 4th milk, 3rd fat and 4th protein;
Wickstrom Jersey Farms Inc., Hilmar: 2nd fat and 5th milk and protein;
Red Top Jerseys, Hilmar: 7th milk and protein;
Charles Ahlem, Hilmar: 8th milk and 9th fat and protein;
Bamboo Jerseys, Hilmar: 9th milk, 8th fat and 10th protein;
Ahlem Farms Jerseys, Hilmar : 10th milk and 8th protein;
Sunwest Jersey Dairy, Hilmar: 9th milk and 10th fat;
Brentwood Farms, Orland: 10th milk and 8th protein;
Wickstrom Brothers, Hilmar: 2nd milk and protein and 7th fat;
Jade Dairy, Hilmar: 3rd milk and 2nd fat and protein;
Four J Jerseys, Tipton: 5th milk, 10th fat and 7th protein;
Twin Star Dairy, Turlock: 7th milk, 3rd fat and 6th protein;
Live Oak Dairy, Hilmar: 9th milk;
Hank and Carolyn Van Exel, Lodi: 3rd milk, 6th fat and 4th protein.