Wall Street Dairy was established in 2007
on Wall Street in Mayville, New York. The house and original barns date back to the early-to-mid 1800s.
Nestled in beautiful Chautauqua County in extreme Western NY between
Lake Erie and Chautauqua Lake, the farm was originally known as
the "Sear's Turkey Farm", once the largest turkey farm
east of the Mississippi River. For decades families from the area
would come to the farm and choose their turkey for Thanksgiving
This legacy probably explains why on any given day, there are dozens
of wild turkeys hanging around the farm, most likely paying homage
to their domesticated ancestors.
Dairy is home to our Holsteins carrying the registered "The-Street"
prefix, and to our Guernseys, Milking Shorthorns, Jerseys, Ayrshires
and Brown Swiss carrying the registered "Wall-Street"
prefix. While the Holsteins and Guernseys comprise the majority
of the nearly 300 head we have on the farm, we have also been selectively
adding top representatives of the high component breeds based on
exemplary bloodlines and outstanding genetic potential.
Our big news so far
in 2010 is the acquisition of the renowned and respected Spring-Fed
Holsteins from Nelson and Susie Hector, Swan Lake, NY. We will be
forever indebted to this fine family for entrusting their entire
herd to Wall Street Dairy. Spring-Fed Holsteins have been the foundation
of our Holstein herd since beginning our dairy operation nearly
3 years ago. We are confident that the addition of these tremendous
animals will take us to the next level.
Our Holsteins were most recently classified
in February 2010 and we are very pleased and proud that our BAA
increased to 108% consisting of 10 Excellent, 45 Very Good and 38
Good Plus cows on the farm. Additionally, our first three Jerseys
to freshened were scored Very Good-87, Very Good-86 and Very Good-83
Wall Street Dairy is owned by Jeff Winton
and Jim Modica, and Jeff's brother Scott oversees many important
aspects of the operation including the diligent grooming of the
animals, assistance with registrations and identification, etc.
Scott's attention to detail and concern for the welfare and well-being
of the animals is greatly appreciated. He also co-owns several of
the animals at Wall Street Dairy and enjoys showing them at various
The home Holstein herd on Wall Street,
Wall Street #1, is managed by Jordan Cook and Brooks Winton. Brooks
joined us in September 2009 and is the proud father of year old
twins, Brenden and Brooke. Jordan joined us in December 2009 from
his family's registered Holstein herd in Lancaster County, PA. As
we upgrade the quality of our herd, we are also upgrading the quality
of our labor and we are really pleased to have these fine young
men running our home farm. Our component breeds herd, Wall Street
#2, is capably handled by Adam Kelley. Adam joined us in 2008 and
is doing an outstanding job. He is especially happy to be caring
for the registered Guernseys that were bred and owned by his late
grandfather, Lawrence Hooker, Marlindale Farms. We are also confident
that he will learn to love the Jerseys as much as we do eventually,
even their "fancy dancin'!" Our newest location, Wall
Street #3, is co-managed by Bruce Walker and Toby Winton. Bruce
and his family own the Walker Farms that we are currently leasing
and for generations this family bred and competed with their top-notch
registered Holsteins at many different levels of competition prior
to their dispersal a few years ago. Toby worked for years on the
Winton family farm, Arlaine Farms, and he has bred many quality
registered Holsteins and Ayrshires that are now also part of the
Wall Street herd.
Wall Street Dairy is a proud member of
Niagara Cooperative, and we recently were awarded a top Quality
Award given to a handful of their members who consistently produce
clean and healthy milk throughout the year. This is a tribute to
the care and attention to detail that our farm teams contribute
to our operations each and every day. You can find our milk and
yogurt in many grocery stores, including Wegmans, and it is sold
under the "Upstate Farms" label. Other dairy products
such as cottage cheese, sour cream and dips made with our milk can
also be found in your local dairy case, marketed under the "Bison"