It doesn’t take long to pick up on Andrew Hetke’s love for dairy cattle. The Sauk County Farm Bureau member grew up on a dairy farm in Rusk County. The Hetke family showed dairy cattle at the county and state fair.
“Some of my favorite memories are of showing cows at the county and state fair as well as World Dairy Expo,” said Andrew.
The equipment required to keep show cows looking their best is a hefty investment.
“Over the years, I slowly acquired different clippers, blades and sharpening wheels,” Andrew added. “Some of the items are pretty expensive, so I would save up and purchase new items as I was able.”
Recently, Andrew was able to take full advantage of the money-saving member benefits provided by Farm Bureau.
“The motor on my sharpening wheel went out, so I started shopping around to see where I could find the best price on a replacement,” said Andrew.
After being quoted nearly $500 by a local electric business, which is about the price of a new sharpening wheel, Andrew contacted the wheel manufacturer and was told a replacement motor would cost around $200.
After asking some other industry connections, Andrew found the motor he needed through Grainger.
“I was having trouble placing the order online, so I called customer service and told them I was a Farm Bureau member,” Andrew explained. “I ended up getting the motor shipped to my house for less than $80. Clipping cattle can be an expensive hobby, but I more than paid for my annual Farm Bureau membership with the savings just from this purchase alone.”
Learn more about the Grainger member benefit and all the other money-saving member benefits through Wisconsin Farm Bureau by visiting: wfbf.com/membership/member-benefits/