Get to know LaurDavi Farms owners Tyler and Maddison
LaurDavi Farms was officially established in 2019 when Tyler & Madison purchased the Farm just outside of Keady in Southern Ontario. They say unofficially, as their vision of LaurDavi Farms started not long after they met in 2016.
Tyler grew up in Listowel Ontario, born into a family of Ag visionaries it made sense that he would continue on in this sector. Tyler completed his Diploma in Agriculture at the University of Guelph’s Ridgetown Campus in 2015. After completing his degree, he returned to Listowel where he worked for his Grandfather as an Auctioneer and herdsman. It was here that “HeibeinDairy” was created.
Tyler, along with some business partners bred, raised, owned, and sold registered Holstein heifers and cows using this prefix.
Madison grew up just outside of Owen Sound, ON. She grew up on a dairy farm - Lormarr Lea Holsteins, a registered herd founded by her grandfather Lorne, and carried onwards by her parents Rob & Charlene. It was here that she fell in love with farming. In 2014 Maddie packed up and headed to Wilfrid Laurier University to receive her Bachelor’s of Science degree, where she majored in Health Science and triple minored in biology, chemistry, and psychology. It was in her 2nd year of university that she met Tyler.
In 2016 Madison and Tyler officially met, and began scheming about their future together. Of course, this future was based upon farming. At the time, we were knee-deep in Registered Holsteins - it was in our blood after all! In 2017, Tyler moved to Owen Sound to begin working full time managing the robotic dairy facility and animals at Lormarr Lea Holsteins. In 2018 Maddie packed up again and headed to Hamilton to finish her education - this time to complete the Accelerated Nursing Program, receiving a Bachelors of Science in Nursing degree from McMaster University.
Local Family Farm
In 2019, we found our forever farm - 80 acres of heaven just outside of Keady ON. It was here that Tyler convinced Madison to get 10 sheep. He thought that while Madison was away in Hamilton it would be a good hobby to keep himself occupied. 10 sheep quickly became 25, which quickly turned into a phone call Maddie will never forget: “Don’t be mad. But I bought 78 ewes”. After the initial shock, Maddie came around to the idea, after all, what’s the worst that could happen.
The Heibein’s purchased Bill & Shawn Stonehouse’s commercial North Country Cheviot flock. Stonehouse Sheep was established in the 1960’s, with exceptional roots in the establishment of the North Country Breeding history in Canada. On July 8th, 2019 Tyler and Madison brought those 78 ewes, 3 rams, 1 ewe lamb, and 1 Llama home to their farm. The rest is history. Their goal is to maintain the breed characteristics of a true North Country Cheviot as best that they can. Using only the finest genetics, importing new bloodlines, and selectively breeding for fine quality breeding stock is at the forefront of LaurDavi Farms.