Nuview Farms of Thorndale, ON began in 1960 when the Johnson
family farm was annexed by the city of London. Owned by
the late Gordon Johnson, it has always been the home of
purebred, registered Holsteins. In 1968, Gordon's son Gerald,
became part of the operation. The original herd was split
with Gordon moving to a second farm. In 1977 Gordon retired
and Gerald's older brother, Ronald became his partner. The
two herds were joined and a new dairy set-up was established
on the original farm. Nuview Farms is now a 60-head herd
of milking cows with a land base of 400 acres. Type and
production have always been a priority in the breeding program.
Few animals have been bought over the years and it remains
a predominately homebred herd.
Both Ron and Gerald are married and have three children.
Ron & Mary have three children: Scott, Barry, and Gordie.
Gerald and Jean’s three children are: David, Jennifer,
and Kathryn. All six children were active at Nuview Farms
while growing up.
In 1989, David bought his first Haflinger mare. Today,
Nuview Farms is also home to over a dozen purebred, registered
Haflingers, many being descendants of his first mare.
In 1996, upon graduation from the University of Guelph,
Gerald's son David became the third generation at Nuview
Most recently in 2009, the Nuview Farms partnership between
Ronald and Gerald has dissolved and the newly established
incorporation has been developed and finalized involving
Gerald and David.