IDP Announces Farm & Industry Tour to Illinois March 30-31
Indiana Dairy Producers is very pleased to offer this exceptional Farm & Industry Tour on March 30-31. We are chartering a comfortable bus and will fill it with dairy producers and dairy industry folks who want to visit some very interesting places in Illinois.
Farms on the Tour:
We will tour Slagel's and Zehr Acres, both tremendous heifer raising facilities, in Fairbury, Illinois. Then, we will tour Kilgus' Dairy & Farmstead Country Store, a 4th generation dairy that bottles and markets their own milk throughout Illinois. We will finish the first day of farm tours with Sauder's River Valley Farm in Tremont, Illinois. River Valley is known for tremendous genetics, and their commercial Jersey herd utilizes Lely robotic milkers.At the Holiday Inn & Suites, we will enjoy a delicious dinner and listen to Dr. Mike Hutjens, our keynote speaker. All of this is included with registration.
Day 2 will begin with a tour near Mansfield, Illinois. Kasbergen's Stone Ridge Dairy. The farm milks 3200 Holsteins in a double 50 parallel parlor. Our final tour stop will be at Butlerview Farm, owned by brothers Jeff and Jim Butler and their mother, Joyce. This farm is world renowned for elite genetics.