Spring Breeze Dairy in Bryant, WI is the latest addition to the Breeze Dairy Group family of farms, a partnership of five Wisconsin farming families who together operate three dairy farms. Purchased in 2015, the Spring Breeze farm was more than 20 years old and in need of modernization. Much consideration was put into what updates and new facilities the farm would require to meet Breeze Dairy Group’s commitment to the environment, excellence in care for their cows, and to conserve water. Ready-mix concrete was the clear choice for the farm’s new structures because of its durability and ability to meet the demanding working environment of a dairy farm.
In total, the new facilities would include a six-row barn, 72-stall rotary milking parlor, a storage shed, a manure pit and pathways connecting the buildings. These upgrades would allow for the farm to expand to allow 3,400 cows. This immense job required three different contractors to operate onsite: Milis Flatwork, Spiegelberg Implement, and Everlasting Concrete. All three contractors relied on County Materials Corporation to supply ready-mix. This required a great deal of coordination to make sure the right trucks were getting to the right contractors with the specified mix-designs. In total, there were more than 20 different mix-designs required throughout the job and more than 11,000 cubic yards of ready-mix.
County Materials’ mix-designs were the optimal choice for this project because the company’s mixes are approved by the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS), and the mix designs meet all specifications set forth in the Midwest Plan Services Farm & Home Concrete Handbook and the American Concrete Institute’s Guidelines on Durable Concrete.
In early 2018, construction at Spring Breeze Dairy was completed. Today, the Spring Breeze farm makes approximately 28,000 gallons of milk per day and employs 45 people.
Excellent coordination and a commitment to meeting the farm’s goals of sustainability and care led Milis Flatwork, Spiegelberg Implement, and Everlasting Concrete to receive an award in the Agricultural Category in the 2019 Design Awards from the Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association.