Apr 23, 2021
Alvin Peachey is an Amish
organic dairy farmer from central Pennsylvania. Over the course of
more than a decade, Alvin has grown his operation to 90 100%
grass-fed cows on 92 acres, implementing regenerative practices
that flips the script of the status quo for dairy
In this thought provoking and
practical conversation, Alvin and John discuss:
- Alvin’s background as a dairy
farmer starting with only 25 cows and 10 replacements.
- The difference between rotational grazing and
- How Alvin tracks and manages
his cost of production and how his economic models diverge from the
- Unique approaches to creating
balanced and diverse nutritional profiles, not just in grazable
forages, but also in stored winter feeds.
- Important considerations for
maximizing sugars and proteins in baleage.
- The genetic and structural
qualities Alvin looks for in dairy cows.
- Alvin’s thoughts and
observations on the financial future of dairy farming.
“For the crop production acres,
we have no budget on fertilizer… because we have unlimited
potential, so why would we have a budget? Right?” -Alvin