Randy and Paula were the 3rd generation to farm Randy’s Grandparents’ Farm. They owned over 300 acres and milked 140 cows. They farmed for 40 years and have recently sold the farm and retired. They both were extremely active in 4H and Pennsylvania and National Dairy Boards. They talked about how dairy farming is a 365 day a year job but they found it to be a very fulfilling life.
Pennsylvania ranks #6 in the country for dairy production and Dairy Farming is the #1 industry on PA.
Some interesting facts:
- 1 dairy cow produces $14,000 worth of income a year.
- It takes 10 lbs of milk to make 1 lb of cheese
- A gallon of milk is 8.6 lbs
- A cow eats 75 lbs of feed a day
Thank you to Randy & Paula for such an interesting and informative talk!