Board of Directors
| Chairperson – Dave Plett, along with his wife Jill and their 3 children is the co-owner and herd manager of Rockrose Dairy, near Kleefeld. This is a 3rd generation farm and together with Dave’s parents Wayne and Darlene & his grandparents, they farm 1600 acres.They are able to grow all the forage required for the 200 cow herd, with the remaining acres being cash cropped. A slurrystore provides storage for the manure which is used as the main nutrient for the corn crop. A TMR is fed to the herd that are now housed in a new 4 robot barn built in 2012. The dry cows and youngstock are housed in the older facility.
Dave is a volunteer firefighter and he and his wife Jill are very involved in the community and their church fellowship.
|Secretary – Richard Boonstoppel and his wife Carol and their 5 children operate Tri Lea Farms near Grunthal. They milk 100 Holstein cows through 2 robots in a freestall barn. TMR is fed by conveyor belt from tower silos. Manure is stored in a slurrystore type structure and spread on land designated for corn silage and corn grain. Most of the forage production is from their own land, with maybe some dry hay purchased. Custom operators complete basically all their tasks, ensuring that machinery is kept to a minimum.
Richard is the current chair of the Westgen board and Carol is very involved with 4H and Eastern Mantoba Holstein club. They are actively involved a strong church fellowship
Tim Meinen – Tim Meien with his wife Inge and family farm a small farm to the west of Landmark
JP de Jong is part of the ownership team of ELBI, La Broquerie
|John Georgison farms with his wife Roxanne, 2 daughters, parents and 2 brothers north of Winnipeg. They built a new barn c/w 3 robots in 2007 after having operated an older tiestall facility, previously. They grow and harvest all their own forage, cash cropping the remaining acres using custom operators to complete some of the tasks. Some of the grain is fed to the dairy herd, which is fed a TMR delivered by a conveyor belt system to the feed fence.
New concrete bunkers have been built in 2016. Young stock are still raised at the older facility, with the hope that they can update this facility in the not too distant future.