Meet the Farmer: Ray!
If you have a question about ANYTHING on the farm, ask Ray. He's one of the sweetest, most knowledgeable farmers around, and he looks after our animals with great care. Let's get to know him a little better...
Name: Ray Kaufman
What people call you: Farmer Ray... or just Ray
What does your day-to-day look like on the farm: In short, I arrive around 6:30am, feed and take care of the calves and other cows. change their bedding, treat sick calves and assist in care for new calves that come to the farm by watching their eating habits, getting them adjusted, etc.
Something you’ve learned while working here: How to run a robotic milker, and robotic calf feeding system.
Do you have a favourite cow in the barn or animal in the petting zoo? Or least favorite? Explain. Genie the Jersey cow, because she’s a big pet! She’ll walk up to you and you can just put your arm around her and scratch her behind the ears like a dog.
Something we should know about you? Interesting or funny fact or a story from the farm...but avoid stories that involve dead animals. I watched a cow surf across the dairy barn, she ran and stopped and slid on all four hooves about 5 feet! I think she and I were both surprised that she slid that far.
There you have it, a little snippet into a day in the life of farmer Ray. Next time you see him onsite give him a friendly hello, and don't hesitate to ask him a question or two!