We’re working to be #1 in the state
Brymesser Farms, LLC
Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Consultant: Noah Hughes
- 7th generation brother partnership
- Rolling herd average of 30,000M, 6.23 combined pounds of components
- Dreams of being top DHIA herd in Pennsylvania
The Dairy Herd Improvement Association (DHIA) ranks the top herds in Pennsylvania based on rolling herd average each month. Cargill customer Brymesser Farms, LLC, in Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania, consistently ranks among the top 20 dairies in the state. Currently, they are averaging more than 30,000 pounds of milk and a combined 6.23 pounds of milkfat and protein. Mike and Matt Brymesser, the 7th generation owners of the dairy, have set their sights on the top spot.
Cargill Dairy Focus Consultant (DFC) Noah Hughes has been working with this team of brothers for the past ten years. Cargill feeds all of the Brymesser herd, from calves through milking cows. Calves are started on milk replacer, weaned off onto a pellet followed by a custom grower. Once they hit 400 pounds, all animals are fed a one-group TMR (Total Mixed Ration) diet. Connecting the nutrition at each stage through the dairy has improved Brymesser’s herd performance as well as profitability. There is an outstanding level of trust between the dairy and Hughes. “Noah is good at always being cost conscious,” Mike Brymesser comments, “while still putting the very best in front of the cows.”
Brymesser Farms has reached the top spot on the DHIA list of Cumberland County and their dream is to be #1 of the 3,884 dairies tested by DHIA and Dairy One in Pennsylvania. Hughes is helping them work towards that goal in a profitable manner. Performance can’t come at the expense of the cow health. “When people drive by this farm, I want them to say ‘I want to drink milk from that place,’” Brymesser says. Being the top herd in a state like Pennsylvania is a big goal, but Brymesser is confident they will reach it. “With Cargill, we know we can be the number one DHIA herd in Pennsylvania someday,” he says.