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Cady-Lee Farms

Cady-Lee Farms Cady-Lee Farms is owned and operated by Stephen and Sally Lee, Christoper Lee, Michelle Lee and Family. We started milking cows in 1987.

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Great Classification yesterday! Cady-Lee FC Breanna was raised from GP84 to EX-90 91-MS @ 4-00 2nd calf!! She is a Gille...
05/23/2018

Great Classification yesterday! Cady-Lee FC Breanna was raised from GP84 to EX-90 91-MS @ 4-00 2nd calf!! She is a Gillette Final Cut from a GP82 Affirmed (was a short little round cow, great cross for Final Cut) 3rd dam VG88 Merchant - VG Outside - VG-89 Lindy - 5E-92 Tesk - GP82 Starbuck - 3E-90 Chairman - and a 2E90 Bootmark that was purchased in 1985.

Steve getting some plowing done before winter! This photo was in the local paper this morning
12/02/2017
Down on the farm

Steve getting some plowing done before winter! This photo was in the local paper this morning

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My brother Chris sent me this message this morning: "Yesterday Dad sprayed, helped with chores, Tedded hay, chopped 7 lo...
06/15/2017

My brother Chris sent me this message this morning: "Yesterday Dad sprayed, helped with chores, Tedded hay, chopped 7 loads of haylage, baled 2 loads of dry hay, planted 10 acres of soybeans. I worked 10 acres twice, raked hay, unloaded 7 chopped loads, unloaded the 2 baled loads, and then stacked it.. one of the weirdest days ever. I unhooked from the disc took the duels off and hooked onto the baler. That's a first for us!"

Ready for classifing
08/18/2016

Ready for classifing

Just like kids!
05/16/2016

Just like kids!

Combining oats!
08/26/2015

Combining oats!

Timeline Photos
08/05/2015

Timeline Photos

Another cute red heifer born today!! Sired by Redburst!
07/29/2015

Another cute red heifer born today!! Sired by Redburst!

Corn selfie taken yesterday!
07/05/2015

Corn selfie taken yesterday!

We only had 25 cows to score. We had 2 new EX, 4 new VG 2 year olds as well as more new VGs and a cow raised to 91! And ...
06/27/2015

We only had 25 cows to score. We had 2 new EX, 4 new VG 2 year olds as well as more new VGs and a cow raised to 91! And cow who made a six point jump! Totals are 10EX 32VG 8GP All Homebred!!

Lavanguard Summer Yearling! Just needs to get on the hay diet and she will be all set! She has been on only grass the pa...
06/14/2015

Lavanguard Summer Yearling! Just needs to get on the hay diet and she will be all set! She has been on only grass the past month.

Bolivia Charlotte EX-90 93-MS @ 4y Charlotte Completes 7 generations of VG or EX Her 4th dam was one of my(Michelle's) 1...
06/13/2015

Bolivia Charlotte EX-90 93-MS @ 4y Charlotte Completes 7 generations of VG or EX
Her 4th dam was one of my(Michelle's) 1st 4-h calves back in 1991 when I was six and "June" was a march calf. -she was purchased at a club sale for $450! I showed her for nine years and she ended up scoring 3E-91!

Beautiful boy with a wonderful personality!! He was two last march and we plan on keeping him as long as we can! He has ...
06/12/2015

Beautiful boy with a wonderful personality!! He was two last march and we plan on keeping him as long as we can! He has had four calves born all cut just like him! JW-Aghamora Alex Achilles, Alexander X Goldwyn who needs scoring X 2E92 Aspen X EX91 Gibson X EX92 X Ex97 Alicia X Ex94!

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05/23/2015

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Sadie in 2007 as a 2 year old/1st calf & last fall 2014 at 9 years old/7 calves!! Cady-Lee Lartist Sadie 3E-93 EEEEE 94-...
05/13/2015

Sadie in 2007 as a 2 year old/1st calf & last fall 2014 at 9 years old/7 calves!! Cady-Lee Lartist Sadie 3E-93 EEEEE 94-MS (She earned every point on that udder!) Current Life Time is 169,058lbs. milk 4.5 7,469 fat 3.3 5,605 protein

The cutest little girl was born this morning! Redburst x Cady-Lee Buckeye Nancy VG85 87-MS 2y then 7 more VG dams!
05/09/2015

The cutest little girl was born this morning! Redburst x Cady-Lee Buckeye Nancy VG85 87-MS 2y then 7 more VG dams!

Cady-Lee Fever Indee Indee is a March 2013 Fever heifer due September 1st! Dam is Cady-Lee Dundee Inky EX-91 93-MS 2nd c...
05/09/2015

Cady-Lee Fever Indee
Indee is a March 2013 Fever heifer due September 1st! Dam is Cady-Lee Dundee Inky EX-91 93-MS 2nd calf, then GP84 2y(lost at 2nd calving) then EX90 Leader, 2E91 Chairman Valiant then 4 VG cows back to a cow we purchased in the early 80s

Dakota Bernice VG88 3y She is due this summer to Advent
05/09/2015

Dakota Bernice VG88 3y She is due this summer to Advent

It's deer season!
05/02/2015

It's deer season!

Cady-Lee's happy babies are now in hutches! We do not use the hutches between the end of November until the end of March...
04/14/2015

Cady-Lee's happy babies are now in hutches! We do not use the hutches between the end of November until the end of March/April. And the 2nd picture is why!! Cady-Lee Farms is 5 miles from Lake Ontario/lake effect snow fun!

Around the farm..
04/05/2015

Around the farm..

Sometimes when we want to do something we just do it!
04/05/2015

Sometimes when we want to do something we just do it!

Had a beautiful Chelios heifer out of an old Durham today! Dam is VG87 EXMS with 167,000lbs then GP83 Eland (was a short...
03/30/2015

Had a beautiful Chelios heifer out of an old Durham today! Dam is VG87 EXMS with 167,000lbs then GP83 Eland (was a short little cow :) )then 2E92 with 210,000 LT, 4th dam 2E92 with 270,000 LT, 5th dam VG88 204,000LT, 6th dam VG88 157,000LT then VG86

We plant soybean, oats, corn, alfalfa, timothy, and brome grass. We put up corn silage, high moisture corn, ear corn, oa...
03/30/2015

We plant soybean, oats, corn, alfalfa, timothy, and brome grass. We put up corn silage, high moisture corn, ear corn, oats and roast the soybeans. We make our grain(cow and heifer grain) using the ear corn, oats, soybeans and we add a distiller mix as well as other minerals. We use and sell straw from the oats. We put up a lot of dry hay square and round bales, 1st, 2nd and 3rd cut. We also put up haylage for the milking cows.

September 22nd 1993 ~ March 9th 2015Cady-Lee Tesk Sonya 5E-93 EEEEELifetime  386,241m 4.2 16,622f 3.5 13,703p Sire Tesk-...
03/13/2015

September 22nd 1993 ~ March 9th 2015
Cady-Lee Tesk Sonya 5E-93 EEEEE
Lifetime 386,241m 4.2 16,622f 3.5 13,703p
Sire Tesk-Holm Valiant Rockie
Dam Cady-Lee Starbuck Shannon 2E-91 EEEEE LifeTime 104,000milk
2nd Dam Cady-Lee Chairman Chelle-Tw 3E-90 VEEEE LifeTime204,000milk
3rd Dam Kay-De-Lea Boot Mark Beauty 2E-90 EEEV LifeTime291,000Milk
Her 2nd dam Chelle was our 1st home bred EX and her 3rd dam Beauty was our 1st cow to go EX for us. Sonya's 9th dam, a cow named Whitey, was born in 1948. She purchased in 1952 and was one of the 1st two registered cows my grand father owned when he started farming!

Our beloved Sonya was laid to rest on March 9th around 2:30pm. The barn won't be the same without her. We bought and moved to our current farm in 1990 and Sonya was born in 1993. I was 8 years old and my bother 4 years old so us growing up she was always around. I remember when she was born, her crazy mother Shannon had her out in the back field and she was a wild little baby.

Any normal cow when feeding they get excited and may throw their head around or what not however Sonya was different.. Right before you put her grain down she would hold her head off to the side a couple inches off the floor, ready! Ready for the grain then once it hits the floor in a quick motion with her mouth and tongue she ate it up like a vacuum! She also chewed her cud faster then any cow I had ever seen before, twice as fast as normal cows!

When Sonya was eight she calved she got milk fever in the night and my Mom (Sally) found her in the morning stuck laying on her head, was a close call! As she got older we could not let her out during the day with the rest of the cows because she wanted to be one of the first ones in. In her mind she could do it but her body.. we were worried some young two year old may slam into her and she might get hurt. So she would go out at night mostly or with another old/calm cow during the day.

Now we did show her and of course she was always clipped for scoring however she always hated classifying, bagging, clipping, showing, and most of all the wash rack!! And even up to the last day she was milked in December you could Not touch her leg, she would give you a kick! She had her rules! Sonya was around 18 years old when she finally "allowed" Sally to touch her face and eventually was able to give her a hug.

She did not have her first heifer until she was 11 years old! We had even tried flushing her a few times and got one egg, one bull. Luckily she ended up having three heifers total. Two back to back and the last one when she was 17-05! The sire of the two heifers was Windsor, he was not a great cross but we had a lot of heifers from him and we were desperate! Her youngest daughter is [email protected] has an 6/14 Armani heifer and due again in July to Armani. The other two were both VG but one was lost due to a leg injury and the other was lost after her second calving. One of the daughters did have a heifer by Fortune that scored VG-88 EX-MS and she has a 6/13 Lauthority due this summer and a beautiful Lheros 2 year old milking (due to Gold Chip in September). Sonya also has great grand daughters by Larson, Sanchez, Bolton, and Pronto. And a fancy great great grand daughter by Destry who is due in May!

Sonya was an amazing working cow with a more amazing personality. Seeing her smiling face when we would enter the barn was a great way to start your day. We were lucky to have her in our lives, so many people knew her and she will be missed more then words can explain. The barn will feel empty after her in our milking barn for 19 and a half years.

02/28/2015

She likes her cookies

Fun Times.. taken by Chris Lee this morning
02/27/2015

Fun Times.. taken by Chris Lee this morning

My dad sent me this picture of the farm today..
01/10/2015

My dad sent me this picture of the farm today..

Old school paper! This is our 21 year old Sonya's paper
12/24/2014

Old school paper! This is our 21 year old Sonya's paper

Sonya visiting with her last calf back in 2011, Shasta was in front of her for a month after she was born. It really mad...
12/23/2014

Sonya visiting with her last calf back in 2011, Shasta was in front of her for a month after she was born. It really made the difference for Sonya getting going.

We plant soybean, oats, corn, alfalfa, timothy, and brome grass. We put up corn silage, high moisture corn, ear corn, oa...
12/23/2014

We plant soybean, oats, corn, alfalfa, timothy, and brome grass. We put up corn silage, high moisture corn, ear corn, oats and roast the soybeans. We make our grain(cow and heifer grain) using the ear corn, oats, soybeans and we add a distiller mix as well as other minerals. We use and sell straw from the oats. We put up a lot of dry hay square and round bales, 1st, 2nd and 3rd cut. We also put up haylage for the milking cows.

I know it's December but I really wanna go cut some hay an try this rake out.
12/18/2014

I know it's December but I really wanna go cut some hay an try this rake out.

The 200,000lb club! I took this when the 6th cow had reached 200,000lbs of milk! This was taken 2007LtoR Cady-Lee Glow A...
12/17/2014

The 200,000lb club! I took this when the 6th cow had reached 200,000lbs of milk! This was taken 2007
LtoR
Cady-Lee Glow Ashlie 2E92 ~ 272,609m 3.4 9,394f 2.7 7,705p
Cady-Lee Victor Jessie 2E90 ~ 254,576m 3.3 8,437f 2.7 7,013p
Cady-Lee DoublePlay Janet VG86 ~247,357m 2.9 7,335f 2.7 6,947p
Cady-Lee ChairVal Kari 2E91 ~ 260,640m 3.7 9,743f 2.9 7,393p
Cady-Lee Tesk Farrah 5E92 ~ 261,845m 4.1 10,869f 3.1 8,343p
Cady-Lee Tesk Sonya 5E93 ~ 386,241m 4.2 16,622f 3.5 13,703p
Janet and Jessie are sisters, their dam is a grade cow that "came" with the farm we 1st rented. She had a lifetime over 300,000 and we had no info on her!
Sonya and Farrah are both by Tesk and their Dams were full sisters by Starbuck.
Ashlie's dam had over 200,000lbs and Ashlie also had a 92pt daughter make 220,000lbs of milk.
And last but not least Kari, She became a great brood cow! She had 4EX&2VG natural daughters and all of the cows that's name starts with a "K" or a "I" goes back to her!

Playing in the snow
12/12/2014

Playing in the snow

Put a new sh*ter in today... look at that pretty blue paint
12/12/2014

Put a new sh*ter in today... look at that pretty blue paint

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17822 County Route 62
Watertown, NY
13601

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