UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Extension Dairy Team will host two twilight tours in July for producers and their families to enjoy an evening of socializing with their friends and neighbors while touring a dairy farm and enjoying ice cream.
The meetings are scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. and are free and open to the public.
Meeting dates and locations are:
- Tuesday, July 9: Keystone Dairy, 631 Gates Road, Summerhill, PA, 15958, Cambria County. Technology and performance will be some of the highlights at this farm. Keystone Dairy has been a fixture in Summerhill, PA since 1886. David Myers is a thoughtful manager of the operation which is composed of a mixture of Holsteins and Jerseys. In recent years, systems for activity monitoring and automated calf feeding have been installed and add significantly to the performance of the dairy.
- Thursday, July 11: Hoover Dairy, 1451 Beaver Road, Mifflinburg, PA17844, Union County. The tour will highlight a new freestall barn, milking parlor and manure handling system. In 2017, the Hoover Dairy constructed a new 100 cow sand-bedded freestall, parlor, and manure system with a sand lane. They continue to focus on cow comfort and feed quality as they move forward in the dairy industry.
The Extension Dairy Team will have displays at both events and will be available to answer questions.
— Penn State Extension Dairy Team