Pine Breeze buildings
Four new free-stall barns can accommodate 2,400 cows at Pine Breeze Dairy in West Bloomfield.
Pine Breeze barn
Free-stall barns at Pine Breeze Dairy were designed for tunnel ventilation with a low roof, no baffles, and fans through the barn to direct air down on the cows. Each set of pens holds groups of about 250 cows.
Posted: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10:52 am
WEST BLOOMFIELD — Brian Gerrits, chief financial officer of the Breeze Dairy Group, said the take-home message for people visiting the group’s newest facility in Waushara County is that there is a good reason the dairy farm’s partners opted to follow the big-farm model.
“It’s all because we wanted a better lifestyle than what we could get milking 75 cows in our stanchion barns,” he said.
Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10:52 am.