Estes Dairy Farm

Today’s featured farm for our June Dairy Month 30 Dairies in 30 Days promotion is Estes Dairy Farm in Fountaintown, Indiana.

Estes Family

Kerry and Christiana Estes are the husband-wife team behind Estes Dairy Farm. The couple are first-generation dairy farmers who began in 2005 with a group of heifers (young females who haven’t had a baby calf yet).

sons with calves

The Estes family uses a seasonal calving schedule, which means all their cows have a baby calf in the springtime, around March. This can be a hectic time on the farm with all the babies—up to 70 heifer calves—needing a bottle twice a day. Kerry and Christiana’s children, Damon and Laura, help manage the calves, making the farm a true family business.


The family’s cows graze on 128 acres of grass in a rotational schedule so they can get the maximum nutrition from the pastures. The cows can also kick back and relax in the barn and take a nap in an open stall with a water bed.

Kerry Estes is the head football coach at Doe Creek Middle School.