MANHEIM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A cleaner environment, new local jobs and lower costs…Kreider Farms is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its highly successful livestock waste treatment system, a joint collaboration with Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.
The first of its kind directly on a farm in the United States, the venture converts animal waste from the Farms’ 1,400 dairy cows into renewable resources. It’s a technology that’s poised to make significant environmental and economic impacts, while addressing agriculture’s most challenging issue.
As an early-adopter of the onsite treatment system, Kreider Farms, in one year’s time, has already realized remarkable reductions in nutrient and environmental impacts, therein lowering environmental impact costs to local, state and Federal authorities.
“Our new Bion system has demonstrated an environmentally and economically beneficial way to generate Chesapeake Bay nitrogen reductions,” said Ron Kreider, president and CEO and the third-generation family leader of Kreider Farms.
This past week, Bion implemented new solids separation technology at Kreider Farms. This system provides verified nitrogen reductions based upon its PA Department of Environmental Protection approved verification plan at a cost of 10-50% of existing municipal waste and storm water costs.
About Kreider Farms
Founded in 1935, Kreider Farms is one of Pennsylvania’s largest dairy farms, supplying fresh, high-quality eggs, milk, drinks and premium batch-churned ice cream. Headquartered in Manheim, Pa., this third-generation, family-owned and operated company includes more than 2,500 acres with 5 million egg-laying chickens, 1400 cows, milk bottling and ice cream plants, and 250 employees. Kreider Farms’ mission is to achieve excellence in delivering low-cost, high-quality products; to be good neighbors and stewards of the land; and to operate clean, efficient and state-of-the-art facilities. Kreider Farms offers farm tours as part of its effort to educate the public about sustainable farming. For more information, please visit www.kreiderfarms.com or www.facebook.com/kreiderfarms.