Monthly Pasture Walk at Success

This months Dairymens Pasture Walk was help at the Batdorf's Farm. Andrew and his wive Sarah moved here from Pennsylvania about a year and a half ago. They have 4 children Timothy, Matthew, Mary and Emmanuel that all help out on the farm. Mary says she enjoy's it here and "it grows on you" with a smile. The Batdorf's farm Organic Milk with 150 total cows and 80-90 that are milked. They have a couple of farms for a total of about 600 acres. Several acres has organic corn. They recently put up 4 new grain bins and have future plans for a new milking parlor. They have put in a lot of time on the land and it shows. Everyone seem to enjoy sharing their experiences and learning about the Batdorf's farm.

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