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Bluffview Dairy

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Re: Bluff View Farms/Lively
September 10, 2014 04:11PM
My dad worked for Bluff View Dairy for several years. They gave me a heifer to show in FFA
Re: Bluff View Farms/Lively
September 10, 2014 06:40PM
I remember Bluff View Dairy. We lived south of Dallas in Lancaster. My dad drove there very early in the morning for several years. They gave me a heifer to show in FFA. They also paid for an add every year to help [ay for our Quadrangle Livestock Show. I wish I had some of their old bottles
Re: Bluffview Dairy
September 12, 2014 05:17PM
Bluff View Dairy and Metsger Milk both had home delivery routes where I grew up.
I also saw them when on my Dallas Morning News paper route.
Re: Bluffview Dairy
March 26, 2015 08:52AM
Hello to all.
I have some information that might be helpful for anyone wanting information on Bluff View Dairy Farms. I really got excited when I saw this thread, and hopefully some information here will be of use to someone.
Bluff View Dairy Farm did indeed exist. I worked there with a friend while we were traveling. In June and July of 1969 we were hired as cow pushers.. We brought the cows in to be milked by closing and opening the gates to the fields where the cows had to go before and after milking.
This is what I remember:

Going North on I-35 you turned left (west) into the Dairy. There was a huge cow statue maybe 20 ft tall at the entrance to the farm, after entering the farm on your right side there was the boss/mgr house. His name was Lou, don't know wife's name or their last name. Beyond their house and still on the right side there were a few small cottage type houses that were provided by the farm to it's employees.

Beyond that and still on the right side was the automated building that milked the cows. Off to the left side of the entrance road were all the cow pastures and more southwest. Then directly opposite the boss's home was an empty field which also fronted on I-35 which I was allowed to mow the grass with the tractor when not walking the cows up to be milked. There was a Johnny Shrum (spelling?) who had worked on this farm a long time and I believe he had some brothers who also worked there with the milking machines that were hooked up to the cows. He took me to visit his family one Sunday for dinner and we got there from taking I-35 further north into Oklahoma to either the first town or second one, I don't remember which one but both city names mentioned in this thread are very familiar. So if someone can find that individual he may have more information on the farm and the people who ran it or owned it. I do remember the street his family lived on, had overhanging trees over the street and was so pretty.

The mgr/boss helped me get my car back when my friend left it on the street in Dallas and then took a bus out of town without telling me. It was in the police impound lot and Lou helped me get back. At that time Johnny Shrum offered to escort me back home with no strings attached (all the way to FL) he was a true gentlemen, but it was not needed as the friend returned and shortly thereafter we left for Ca.

This time in my life was the most memorable, I was 25, raised in suburbs and loved the country. I loved the cows especially number 726 who always seeked me out when I was sitting on the fence because it wanted it's head scratched. All the cows had numbered ear tags. No horses were allowed on the farm as it would upset the cows and they wouldn't give milk. I was privy to seeing my first calf one hour after it was born. The kindness and compassion of all the people involved on that farm was truly heartwarming. The address at that time was Carrollton, but I don't know if there was an actual street name other than I-35 as that is where it was located. I have one piece of memorabilia that I just dug out of the drawer, its a plastic figure of a brown cow and has Bluff View Farm written on the stand.

This was considered out in the country back then, don't remember any housing in the area and the I-35 was 4 lane with an island in the middle. Thanks for bringing back some very fond memories. I haven't walked a cow, been on a farm or driven a tractor since, my loss as I really loved it. 46 years ago and this memory has never faded.
Re: Bluffview Dairy
April 28, 2015 06:29PM
What I remember about the big dairy on the west side of I-35 in Carrolton back in the sixties was the really foul appearing farm pond that one could see from I-35. It looked like the entirety of the output of both the gastrointestinal tracts and the urinary tracts of the cattle emptied into the pond. When the wind blew from the west one could get quite a whiff driving past with windows open. There was an RV park, a national chain installation with a big sign saying "Camping" immediately adjacent. I thought, good grief, who'd want to stay there. All this was in the bottom land of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River.

I think the "camping" outfit was a KOA.

Dave McNeely

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/28/2015 07:07PM by old man from dallas.
Re: Bluffview Dairy
December 27, 2015 07:38AM
You're close! Bluff View Farms was sorta/kinda off I-35; it was mostly located on the old Hwy 77, which was the extension of Harry Hines(Denton Drive). We toured farm when I was in Cub Scouts and still have a set of their playing cards!

We lived in the Bluff View area just of Bluff View Dr. and on Pomona Rd. Used to go fishing Bachman Creek just below the bluffs.
Re: Bluffview Dairy
January 17, 2016 04:02AM
I found my little plastic cow that was given to me summer of 1969. It's only about 2 inches long. I think this cow was used for a logo, but not sure. Sorry -- apparently I can't insert a photo and have no idea about URL when its just a photo on my puter. The Cow is plastic has brown spots and standing on a base that has Bluff View Farm written across it....
Re: Bluffview Dairy
January 17, 2016 02:30PM
Hogsncats - the problem is that this site doesn't "host" photos... it would need to be uploaded to somewhere else and then when you click the little picture, you could put the url for the other site into your text using the little "picture" icon. For example, this picture is shared from the "etsy" website (where I guess they sell postcards), and it's related, so why not? (Once they sell the card, they may remove the image, so it may not work in a month).

Re: Bluffview Dairy also called Bluff View Farms
March 07, 2016 06:56PM
I think the Bluffview Dairy also called Bluff View Farms was part of the Lively Dairy. The original area was at the base of the Bluff. North of the Bluff & Bluff View Estates. Guernsey Lane that runs across NW Hwy was part of it. Guernsey Lane runs from the base of the Bluff across NW HWY into Preston Hollow.
I believe it later moved near Harry Hines.

resident of Bluffview in Dallas Texas
Re: Bluffview Dairy
March 22, 2016 10:17AM
going to try what bparrish relayed for picture. Don't know if I did it right or not. worth a try. Here is a photo of my souvenier from Bluff View Dairy from1969 when i worked there during June and July.
Re: Bluffview Dairy
March 22, 2016 03:26PM
Did not come thru, as the screen is blank,,,,try again.
Re: Bluffview Dairy
May 23, 2016 01:27PM
Hogsncats - you may need to make the picture on facebook "public" - open the picture (click on it from your timeline) then use the pulldown on the upper right (well... there may be several - this is the one next to the date at least on a web browser) to "edit post privacy", and set it to public. If you can see it on facebook, but other people are getting an error message, that's likely the cause, but of course with facebook your mileage may vary!)
Re: Bluffview Dairy
August 31, 2016 05:47AM
Re: Bluffview Dairy
August 31, 2016 06:36AM
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