The Last of Hopkins: Two Holstein Cows Reminder of Former Dairy Farm in Kennett Square

Hopkins Farm owners and cow
Image via the Cape Gazette.
The recently married couple with PJ, the daughter of Pita.

Mother and daughter Holsteins are the last reminders of the eight-decade-long dairy farm operation at the Hopkins Farm in Kennett Square, writes Chris Flood for the Cape Gazette

Stephanie and Rob Heslep, who own the farm, sold their 1,000 cows. However, the couple decided to keep the two Holsteins named Pita and PJ to enjoy their retired life at the farm. 

“We love cows and these two have such a nice personality,” said Stephanie. 

With the dairy operation wrapped up, Rob is working as production manager of the ice cream operation. Meanwhile, Stephanie is a reproductive specialist and Spanish interpreter for Premier Select Sires. 

As they work, the cows provide entertainment for passersby. 

“We find people on the trail looking over at them all the time,” said Stephanie. 

Read more about the Hopkins Farm in the Cape Gazette

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in September 2022.

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