Kayhart Brothers Dairy, LLC

West Addison, VT
2,200 acres
950 milking cows

Brotherly love

There’s no mistaking that Tim and Steve Kayhart are brothers with their similar builds, smiles and almost-matching beards. Like many siblings, the Kayharts admit they didn’t always get along when they were younger. But after returning as adults to the West Addison, Vermont farm on which they were raised, the brothers have developed a close and appreciative working relationship and officially took over full responsibility from their parents, Lee and Pat, in 2010. “Both of us feel extremely fortunate,” says Tim. “I know it makes us a better farm because we work together.”

It makes us a better farm because we work together.
- Tim Kayhart

A bright future

Looking to the future, the Kayharts see a bright horizon. Three of their five children are pursuing careers in dairy including Steve’s son, Andy, who works with his dad and uncle on the family farm. “There’s a future for the dairy industry; we’re not all en route to going out of business,” Steve says. “Is it going to change? Yes, everything changes. But we believe that for our working life—and for our children’s, too—there is opportunity.”

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