Meet the Crave Brothers and the Next Generation

Charles Crave - Bookkeeping George Crave - Cheesemaking Thomas Crave - Crop Production/Maintenance Mark Crave - Herd Manager/Personnel Manager
Brothers: Charles, George, Thomas, and Mark Crave

Raised on a 40 cow dairy farm near Beloit, Wisconsin, we began farming together in 1978 in Mount Horeb, milking 57 cows on a rented farm. We purchased our Waterloo dairy farm in 1980 with the goal of building a successful agribusiness.

The Next Generation: Patrick Crave, Jordan Crave, and Andrew Crave

Crave Brothers Management Responsibilities

Charles Crave - Administration

Thomas Crave - Construction Projects/Crop Support
Mark Crave - General Manager
George Crave - Manager of Cheese Factory

Patrick Crave- Herd Manager

Jordan Crave- Crops/Forage Manager

Andrew Crave- Maintenance Manager

Our Philosophy

Our family is proud to produce and promote high quality milk and cheese. Through our dairy farm and cheese factory, we enjoy telling the story of dairy farming that emphasizes cow comfort, quality milk and working in harmony with the land to produce quality milk and award winning cheeses.

Numerous groups, international visitors and students have toured our farm. Each of the brothers has also traveled to foreign countries to conduct seminars and help train others in dairy management techniques. In addition, Crave Brothers Dairy Farm has offered work experience for a number of international trainees.