Inheriting the ideology of our predecessors, we seek out friends to protect local dairy farms with us.

◆ “Ueda Farm Co., Ltd.” has been established for 10 years. Four employees raise about 900 cows. “Daily Plant Co., Ltd.” was established in 2017. The Ueda family plays a central role in raising about 140 cows. It seems the same dairy farm but different sizes and styles, but please tell us the characteristics of each species.

(Left) “Daily Factory Ltd.” Takumi Ueda (Right) “Ueda Farms Co., Ltd.” Kazunari Ueda

Kazunari Ueda

I have a relationship with Takumi from a kindergarten, and the farm is just a few kilometers away, and I live in the neighborhood.
The next farm next to it is “Ueda Farm”. Even on the same dairy farm, the way of raising cows and scale is completely different from Kasei so the way of thinking is also slightly different. In addition, Kasei is a stalker. I have an older brother, so my consciousness might be slightly different from Kasei.

Takumi Ueda

Kazunari Ueda

We keep about 900 cows in a barn for free, where the cows can walk freely. In addition to the concrete cow mattress, there is also a gentle cow-foot cushion, so you can freely crawl without stress.
We are keeping about 140 cows in a leashed barn for easy management and feeding. Although small in scale, businesses can easily expand their business because there is room for growth. You can increase the number of cows to increase yields, or you can start processing and selling cheese and other products.

Takumi Ueda

Kazunari Ueda

“Ueda Farm” is large-scale, so it is necessary first to maintain management. I think a tough situation will definitely come when I take over, so I want to try something new. There are many different models that I am interested in, such as biogas engineering, but I am working on because the farm framework that could be introduced has been decided.
Biogas plants are certainly interesting, but they also cost money. If there is a chance that it could be gathered, I want to try it.

Takumi Ueda

◆ What human resource are you looking for at “Ueda Farm Co., Ltd.” and “Daily Plant Co., Ltd.”?

It doesn’t matter whether you are inexperienced or have graduated from agricultural school. It’s okay if you have dreams and goals for how you can take good care of the cows and what you want to be in the future. There is a town owned house 5 to 6 minutes from the farm, and accommodation and travel allowances are also provided. The car is also provided by the company.
“Ueda Farm” has had a history of 10 years since it was founded, so I think it is a good environment for those who want to know about dairy farming.

Takumi Ueda

Kazunari Ueda

The expectations for the education system are also fine. The instructors are dedicated to each department, so even inexperienced people, those who have not graduated from agricultural school for a long time can still do it. There is a staff hostel built three years ago on campus. Fully equipped with furniture and utensils in the house, it does not take time to travel because just kick from the cage is right.
Kazunari also participates in the “Kyoshinkai” of cows contending for the beauty of their physique and feathers, so I think they can teach us their secret. I was thinking about getting started, but I handed it over to my brother, who joined. I’m just talking about cows with my brother.

Takumi Ueda

Kazunari Ueda

If you are interested, you can teach a lot.

The town of Yubetsu is surrounded by rich nature, and new residents are also welcome

Overlooking vast Lake Saloma

◆ Tell us about the charms of Yubetsu Town.

Kazunari Ueda

In this area, you can do basic shopping in Tokakucho, about 15 minutes away by car, and about 1 hour drive from Kitami city if you want to make big purchases. I don’t think there is any inconvenience in life.
I think the nature is rich because some people only self-sufficient in mountain villas in the summer. Now is the time to buy just about anything on the Internet. After graduating from high school, I was a U group member back to Tokyo and back to Yubetsu-cho. I’ve gotten used to life, but I feel free no matter what I do.

Takumi Ueda

Kazunari Ueda

Fun fishing because the sea and river are close together. You can catch anything like Akiazi and Chika.

◆ Are there new farmers in Yubetsu Town?

Is it a land model that accepts anything? There are also many new farms. Initially, “Daily Plant” was also a new agriculture.

Takumi Ueda

Kazunari Ueda

Certainly there could be many new farms. Some have worked for about a year on a farm that has no heirs and takeovers, while others are now working to start dairy again where they left the farm.
Since the training is conducted in the neighborhood, I think it’s an environment where you can consult if you have any problems even if you’re independent.

Takumi Ueda

◆ Yubetsu Town is a thriving dairy farm, but has many problems such as aging and lack of heirs. What do you think about them?

Kazunari Ueda

The problem for the region is that the number of farmers leaving their farms is steadily increasing. I often tell Takumi that I have to stop an unclaimed land spill. So I’m happy that the newcomers start the farm. While at work, you can search for a farm you can take over.
In this area there are many continuous crops and if only the same plant is planted, the nutrition of the field will be skewed. For this reason, we all rotate farmland and use it, for example, to produce wheat to replace corn as animal feed. It would be best if there were more people in town and we could protect the farmland. I want to unite the community, support the dream of new farmers and develop a community.

Takumi Ueda

Kazunari Ueda

20 to 30% of the ranch is also in “Kyoshinkai”, and many of them are in their 30s and 40s. I think it is more active than other regions, so I think it will be useful farm.
If you are interested in “Kyoshinkai”, I think it will be interesting to work here. Together to the location.

Takumi Ueda

Supporting everyone in the community.Do you want to create the future of Yubetsu Town together?

Takumi Ueda

Actually, both “The Daily Factory” and “Ueda Farm” are working with no problems, but I think I want to have one more space.
I agree. There was an employee who had to quit due to the circumstances of his home this spring, and I always wanted a gap of two.

Kazunari Ueda

Takumi Ueda

I have a feeling that I want to increase the number of employees on the farm and make my parents feel a little more comfortable.

◆ Please have a word with everyone who is looking to adopt a new.

Takumi Ueda

It would be best if you could work on this farm all the time, but we also welcome your future independence.
Farming styles are different, so I think everyone has their own challenges and interests. Therefore, I think it is better to choose new farmers according to future careers. If you are on the fire brigade, you will have many opportunities to interact with 20 to 30 people of the same age, so if you have any questions, you can consult with the community.

Kazunari Ueda

Takumi Ueda

If you’re having trouble, you can ask the locals anything. In addition, it is an easy to raise child. Many households have two or three children, and Kazunari has up to six. The ranch house was used as a children’s room, and relatives and other children gathered and always played with about 10 people.
“Michi-no-Eki Ai Land Yubetsu” also has an amusement park with a ferris wheel.

Kazunari Ueda

Takumi Ueda

That could be one of the attractions that you can comfortably raise your kids while enjoying farm life in the wild.

Amusement park scene from “Roadside Station Ai Land Yubetsu”

As young dairy farmers in Yubetsu-cho, they are fighting not only to develop their own farms, but also to maintain local dairy operations. Attempts to inherit the thoughts of the previous generation and pass on the local dairy profession to the next generation must bring a bright future to the dairy industry in Yubetsu Town.

【Contact us】
Ueda Farm Co., Ltd.
Address: 168 Kamibasuro, Yubetsu-cho, Monbetsu-gun
Phone: 090-9086-3446 Click here to view the article “Ueda Farm Co., Ltd.”

Daily Plant LTD
Address: 540-3 Higashi Bairo, Yubetsu-cho, Monbetsu-gun
Phone: 01586-7-2441
Mobile: 090-3117-2441 Click here for HP Click here to view the article about “Daily Factory Ltd.”