Creamery Creek Holsteins originated in 2010 when Justin and Louisa Peterson merged their 100-cow herd into the existing 150-cow Hansline herd belonging to the Hansen family. The partnership, Creamery Creek Holsteins, is named after the creek running through the farm and a local creamery that operated at the turn of the 20th century.
Justin and Louisa bought their first five heifers in 2005, the same year they were married. An internship had brought them to Wisconsin from Michigan, where they both grew up and attended Michigan State University. The Hansen family met Justin and Louisa Peterson through a classified ad which the couple had posted: “WANTED: Dairy Farm to Rent. 200-300 cow sand bedded freestall barn with parlor.” In 2010, Justin and Louisa moved onto the farmstead with their two chil- dren, Joseph and Jake; later came Josh and Johanna. Creamery Creek continues to be a joint venture between the two families, as the fourth generation of the Hansen family carries on the partnership with the Petersons.