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– About us –

 

Family

Wiechering-Sudmann

Hello! We are the family Wiechering-Sudmann.

 

We live and work on the establishment Wiechering-Sudmann Holsteins in St. Hülfe.

To our family belong the two founders of the establishment, Lisa Wiechering and her husband Friedrich Wiechering. Their daughter Anke Wiechering-Sudmann and her husband Heinfried Sudmann with their sons Eike and Cedric Sudmann. Latest member of the family is Miriam, Eike`s wife.

 

Currently we cultivate 500ha and own 1000 dairy cows together. How we developed this much can be read in different histories about the establishment.

 

Our philosophy is: Only a healthy calf makes a healthy cow.

 

Team

 

Anja Wischmann

Jakub Kolata

Michael Thies

Since 2015 Anja has cared conscientiously about the flock management and the health of every single cow. Her daughter Paula supports her very energetically.

Jakub is a member of our team since March 2018. His good mood leads to a radiant atmosphere in the whole milking team.

Michael has been responsible for the breeding of the calfs since 2011-you could say, everything started with him. Besides that, Michael is a skilled carpenter, what makes him kind of an "all-round talent", which we do not want to miss.

 

Bogumit Krzmien

Andreas Klausing

Zygmunt (Siggi) Sakowski

Bogumit has reinforced our team since 2016. He looks after all accruing work in the sheds.

We like to call Andreas "the ruler of  the biogas plant". As a skilled chemist, installer and heating engineer he is not only familiar with every kind of bacteria, also with every kind of screw.

Since 2011 Siggi has been in action for any work on the yard and in the sheds relentlessly.

Grzegorz Kolakowski

Walter Hasse

Piotr Arnista

Grzegorz` employment in 2013 brought so much joy into the milking parlour. Furthermore he cares about accruing work in the sheds.

Walter’s our new trainee. Because he’s from South Africa, he’s getting used to a completely new world and we hope we’re able to help him with this.

Piotr is new in our team. He’s a very friendly young men whose tasks are yard and barn work and milking.

Jolanta (Jola) Gierczak

Janusz (Janek) Narewski

Miroslaw (Mirek) Borowski

Jola and Jannek have worked on our establishment since 2013. Jola mainly works at the milking parlour...

(see right)

...and Jannek in the sheds. Privately they spend much time in their own vegetable garden and with the pigeon breeding.

Mirek has been on our establishment for more than 20 years. That makes him the employee, who works here for the longest time. He is responsible for the feeding and the claw care of our animals.

Heiner Schäfer

Christian Wessel

Our tom  "Leo"

Since 2007 Heiner has cared about every repair on our establishment. Heiner (we like to call him "gearhead") is able to repair everything!

Christian has been with us since the 1.1.2017. His task mainly is feeding the animals and the external sector. As a skilled specialist for agricultural service, he is exactly right on our establishment.

Leo, the tom of yard and office.

Mainly responsible for rodent control, besides for controlling our office.

Kamil Kolakowski

Ionut-Bogdan Calin

Kamil is with us since February 2017. His calm character is liked by everyone of our yard, especially by our cows.

Since November 2016 Ionut has been a big help for us in calf breeding, yard and shed work.

 

History

 

1987

1988

construction of the exercise pen

FOUNDING

Back then it was just the family Wiechering-Sudmann and one apprentice.

70 berths of livestock; 55 dairy cows on 60ha -no possibility to grow at all

since 1990 lease

1991

expansion

1992

new construction of the old parts

to 130 berths of livestock

lease of the establishment of Mariechen and Karl Gerdes

1993

occupation of the

1st part-time worker

1995

alteration and

annex building

alteration of the resident

occupation of the 2nd part-time worker

1998

new construction of

the young cattle and calf shed

2000

occupation

of the 1st permanent employee

2001

new construction of the exercise pen with 150 berths of livestock

2004

enhancements

rotary milking parlour with 32 places

calm milking of 150 dairy cows at the same time possible

 introduction of the milking three times a day

lease of the yard spot Hillmann (180 places)

occupation of the 2nd permanent employee, 2nd apprentice, 3rd part-time worker

 

2005

lease of another establishment

2006

lease of a dairy farm in Brandenburg

occupations

of a 3rd permanent employee

of a 4th part-time worker

2007

new construction 250 moorages

also occupation of a 4th permanent employee

2008

alteration of the pig fattening shed

for the young cattle

new construction of the "calfs` village" (150 places)

65kw photovoltaics

2010

also

expansion of the social environment

apartments for the apprentices

occupation of the 6th permanent worker

outsourcing of young cattle (200 animals)

constructions of a 90kw photovoltaic installation

2009

new construction of  the machine hall

also occupation of the 5th permanent employee

2011

new construction of the exercise pen (500 places)

2012

construction of a 515kw biogas plant

new construction of the exercise pen (500 places)

also: occupation of the 8th and the 9th permanent worker

also occupation of the 10./11. permanent employee (the 12th: especially for the biogas plant)

2013

occupation

of the 13th permanent employee (flock manager)

2014

occupation

of the 14th permanent employee, two part-time workers

2015

silo expansion

2016

expansion of the silo

around 6.000 m²

New

components building

2017

Expansion

expansion of the biogas plant

around 549 kilowatts