Meet the Farmers

The Calving Corner is honored to work four fantastic dairy farm families from Pennsylvania. Each farm will be featured for two days and will share 4 cows with the Calving Corner during the 2023 Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Cedar Pine Farms

Cedar Pine Farms, located in Franklin and Adams counties, is operated by the Rotz family.  Milton, his wife Stacey, and their son Dylan operate the farm which was started by Milton’s grandfather in the 1940s.  To ensure high quality milk, the Rotz family and their dedicated team are committed to providing clean water, nutritious feed, and comfortable housing for their 1,200 cows. Cedar Pine Farms’ recent expansions provide opportunities for the fourth generation to join the family business.

Milk from Cedar Pine Farms cows is found in Rutter’s Milk, Land O’Lakes butter and cheese, and Maola dairy products.

S&A Kreider and Sons

S&A Kreider and Sons is a modern dairy farm located in Quarryville, Lancaster County.  S&A Kreider and Sons began in 1918 and is now owned by the third and fourth generations of the Kreider family: Ellis, Nathan, Nick, Scott, and Herb. To ensure that each of their 1,800 Holstein cows are well cared for, S&A Kreider and Sons relies on a team of great employees, including 15 family members!  All the crops needed to feed their cows are grown on the farm. To be good stewards of the land, an on-farm methane digester converts manure and methane gas into electricity to power the farm and recycled solids are used for bedding.

Proud member-owners of Land O’Lakes, S&A Kreider and Sons’ milk is found in TruMoo chocolate milk and Land O’Lakes dairy products.

Zugstead Farm

In 1979, Dina and Art Zug returned to Dina’s home farm in Juniata County to begin Zugstead Farm. Their sons, Joe and Dan, now oversee the daily operations with assistance from Art, Dina, their sister Leslie, and a team of wonderful employees. Each of the 750 cows comes first at Zugstead, and that starts on day one. The Zugs’ focus is on providing the highest quality of care to their calves, heifers, and cows. That means providing nutritious feed and clean water in a calm, comfortable, clean environment and utilizing the highest standards of treatment and care. The farm and the cows are the Zugs’ livelihood and legacy. They strive to produce high quality milk by being the best caretakers possible.

Milk from Zugstead Farm is found in fresh Land O’Lakes dairy products.

Furnace Hill Holsteins

Joel Krall and his family operate Furnace Hill Holsteins on the Lebanon County farm started by his parents, Tom and Shirley Krall.  Elite genetics, comfortable and contented cows, and dedicated employees are the keys to success for Furnace Hill Holsteins.  One of these key employees is Justin Heistand, who manages the Elizabethtown herd of Furnace Hill Holsteins. The Kralls, the Heistands, their families and their team strive to be the best caretakers possible of their cows and land by utilizing conservation methods to ensure high quality feed for their 450 cows. The farm and the cows are livelihood and legacy for the families of Furnace Hill Holsteins – Joel and Justin agree it is a great place to raise a family.

Milk from Furnace Hill Holsteins is found in fresh Land O’Lakes dairy products.