|Pennsylvania high school students toured three farms|
|News - Progressive Events|
|Tuesday, 07 May 2013 10:37|
The event was held to expose students to three successful, yet different, Pennsylvania dairy farms.
Roaring Creek Dairy, owned by the Flannery family in Mercersburg; Mercer Vu Farms, owned by the Hissongs in Mercersburg; and Railside Farm, owned by Randall and Faron Martin in Shippensburg, were the hosts of this year’s Dairy Leaders Tour.
“The passion they all share for dairy farming was evident and helped to get the kids excited about their own futures in Pennsylvania’s dairy industry.”
Roaring Creek Farm was a 120-cow tie stall barn milking 113 pounds a day, while Mercer Vu Farms had 1,800 cows milking in a double-24 parlor producing 95 pounds a day. Railside Dairy had a 240-cow robotic milking facility milking 88 pounds per day per cow.
During each stop, tour guides shared their best management practices and approaches they have taken to become more efficient and innovative in their business.
—From Center for Dairy Excellence news release