Dairy Farm Case Studies

The Balmer Family

Expansion with Robotic Milking System & Succession Planning

Jeff and Jesslyn Balmer, Lancaster County, built a new dairy barn with two robotic milkers in the fall of 2011. With four young children, the Balmers decided that robotics could help improve their quality of life. This project also included increasing cow numbers, accomplished through acquiring a local cow herd, and family succession planning.

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Full Report

Farm History & Executive Summary

Business Plan

Modernization & Technology

Site Survey

Conservation & Environmental Stewardship

Animal Care and Comfort

Other Unique Components

Succession Plan

Risk Management

Resources & Contact Information

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