The Kurtz Family
Tim and Deborah Kurtz, Berks County, are building a new dairy barn, with four robotic milkers; plans also include a solid separator, compost drum, and lagoon, funded partially through a PENNVEST grant. Construction began after two years of planning, and also operating a satellite dairy for a year to build cow numbers and demonstrate management skills to lending institutions.
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- Full Report
- Farm History & Executive Summary
- Business Plan
- Feasibility Plan
- Site Survey
- Modernization & Technology
- Conservation & Environmental Stewardship
- Animal Care and Comfort
- Risk Management
- Other Unique Components
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