For generations, farmers have used recycling as a way to improve the efficiency of their dairies and the health of their crops. At McCormick Farm, recycling allows the dairy’s managers to better work the land that has served them for nearly 65 years.

Jim McCormick recycles his cows’ waste to fertilize his 2,800 acres of potatoes — a practice that began when Jim’s father purchased the farm in 1951. Over the years, the family has continuously sought ways to reduce, reuse and recycle on the dairy. In the barn, they use reclaimed bedding for their cows and recycle water for flushing the barns.

McCormick Farm continues to seek new efficiencies and better ways to care for their herd and their land as they look to the future of the dairy and the industry.

Chris Ehresman

Dairy Farmers of America, 10220 Northwest Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO, 64153