Hi there! Thank you for visiting our website and for taking interest in our beef!
First, a little background about us, your farmers:
Berge's Beef is a 3rd generation family farm from Colfax, WI and consists of Chad, Holly, Aubrey, & Landon Berge. In 2014, we bought the small herd of 10 cattle from Chad's dad, who had originally purchased them about 20 years ago. We have since grown our herd to nearly 40 head of cattle and it's not slowing down anytime soon! The cattle are raised on the 160-acre farm that Chad grew up on and where his parents still reside. (That's right - we do not live on the farm! We are still searching for our own little slice of farming heaven near the current farm, but until then, we are spoiled in having a few extra sets of hands and eyes to help us out.) The farm is located halfway between Colfax & Bloomer, just north of HWY 40. If you're ever in the area, drive on by and see the cattle out in the pasture - it's a beautiful sight!
Chad grew up a farmer and it's in his blood - he truly has a deep connection and respect for the land. That desire to work with the environment led him to pursue a degree from UW-Platteville in Reclamation. In addition to owning & operating Berge's Beef, he also works full time off the farm in the land conservation field, working with fellow farmers and landowners in the Eau Claire area.
Holly - Me! While I did not grow up living on a farm like Chad did, I did spend quite a but of time at my Grandma's farm in rural Sauk County picking strawberries and feeding the barn cats! I am proud to say that it has been recognized as a Wisconsin Century Farm (it has been in the family for over 100 years!) and I cannot imagine life without 'the farm'! There truly is no better place to own a piece of heaven on earth than in a rural Wisconsin farming community.
We also have a pint-sized little helper on the farm - our 4 year old daughter Aubrey. She loves nothing more than being a little cow boss and taking four-wheeler rides to move the cattle to the next pasture. Her love of animals and the outdoors is evident and we wouldn't be surprised if she becomes a 4th generation farmer!