Family comes first at Donia Farms. Pake (Grandpa) started the farm in 1955 after he and Beppe (Grandma) immigrated to Canada from the Netherlands. They wanted a better life for their family. When Pake retired to take up his love of Freisian Horses, his sons took over the dairy. Donia Farms is now transitioning into the third generation of family, with the 3 brothers running the all aspects of the farm. The brothers have big boots to fill and have set out to do all their Grandpa and Dad have done and more.

Brothers and father

Stan has shown his three sons Jonathan, David, and Nico all that they need to know to be the third generation running Donia Farms.

Working in the barn

David raking bedding for the cows while they get milked. They’ll have a comfy clean bed to lie on after milking!

Family at the dinner table

Every morning our family meets for coffee to discuss the coming day and what has happened the day before.