Caring for Our Business

  • Our farm is a family-owned and operated business. In fact, my husband and his brothers represent the fourth generation. Like all businesses, we have a mission. Actually, we have several missions since our farm is so multi-faceted. Our number one mission is to produce a wholesome and safe product – milk. In doing so, we […]

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  • The dairy industry is not a stand alone industry.  It requires the support and infrastructure of numerous others – meaning it creates revenue that is multiplied in a local community numerous time and supports jobs in many other supporting businesses.  This graphic does an excellent job of explaining the value chain of the dairy industry […]

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  • It takes a lot of hard work to keep a farmstead not only tidy, but pretty. In between chores and crops, farmers try to keep the lawn mowed, flower beds full, and farm equipment and spare parts put away. After rain storms it’s especially tricky to keep mud under control – but they try hard […]

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  • With 20 percent of the U.S. population located in New York and the Northeast, New York dairy farms are conveniently located to serve the consumer and respond to market demands. Currently, there is an increasing demand for milk in New York State, greatly due to the boom in Greek yogurt. New York has 29 yogurt […]

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  • Dairy cows are amazing creatures! We all know how they provide us food…but now they provide us fuel! A handful of dairy farms in New York have taken advantage of anaerobic digesters – expensive technology that turns manure or organic waste into electricity. In fact, Governor Cuomo recently announced an initiative that increased and incentivized […]

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  • Like most other states, the number of dairy farms continues to decrease, due to fluctuating milk prices and higher input costs. In just the past ten years alone, New York has lost 2,800 farms, bringing the number of dairy farms down 35 percent to 5,100 farms in 2010. As the number of dairy farms decreases, […]

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  • Sustainable dairy practices have been implemented, perfected and passed down for generations. However, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy is continually finding new ways to increase energy efficiencies, reduce water, save fuel and lower operating costs for dairy farms. See the Innovation Center’s publication, Sustainability in Practice, which includes stories from these New York State […]

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  • The dairy industry is New York’s leading agricultural sector, with more than 5,000 family farms milking more than 600,000 cows. Each one of those cows produces on average 21,000 pounds (or 2,436 gallons) of milk each year. When you add all that up, it becomes nearly 13 billion pounds (or 1.5 billion gallons) of milk produced annually in New York State.

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