The Family Cow Project
25 Geissler Rd. Montesano, WA 98563 360-589-8025
A Ripe Opportunity
The Family Cow Project is just finishing its first year of business and is looking for any and all parties interested in carrying it on. This opportunity is being made available because the owner, Peter Bradrick, is leaving to work with a ministry (Vision Forum) in San Antonio Texas, and the rest of his family is involved in various endeavors and are unable to carry it on.
The Family Cow Project is a small grass-based, herd share dairy operated in Montesano, Washington. Currently milking four jerseys, it has a waiting list and large growth opportunities. Customers purchase a share in the herd for $10 and then pay a $16 per month per share maintenance fee. When customers purchase a share they are assigned a day on which to pick up their milk. Customers come to the milkhouse on the day assigned to them, where they find a gallon jar for every share that they own behind a wooden plaque with their name on it.
This business was begun at the beginning of August 2003. The current gross monthly income is $1600. This figure could be quickly doubled or quadrupled if the current growth potential was taken advantage of. There are approximately 100 shares sold in the cattle herd, and around 60 weekly customers. If no one is found to take over the business it will be closed on the first week of October 2004.
(3) Purebred Jersey females
(1) ¾ Jersey ¼ Holstein female
(4) Purebred Jersey heifers (yearling and under)
(1) 3 door commercial cooler
(1) 2 jug milking machine (full set up)
(1) 13′ long stainless steel 3-sink counter
(1) Hot water heater
(This list does not include the $1,500 spent on legal paperwork and herdshare purchase and sale agreements that will go with the business or the mailing and waiting lists.)
Please contact Peter Bradrick (owner/operator):
Cell (360) 589-8025
Email peterbradrick (at) juno.com
Fax (360) 249-2472
25 Geissler Rd.
Montesano, WA 98563