“Dairy of Distinction” Winners Rely On Patz Pumps For Rich Nutrient Transfer


Dale Van Erden started farming in 1976 with only eight cows on a rented farm. Nearly forty years later, Dale and his son David have 1800 dairy cows on their three farms – Fabius Greenwood Farm LLC and Eastview Farms LLC, both in Fabius, New York, and Venture Farm in Apulia, New York. The Van Erdens are a hard working family, and they expect the same of the equipment used to keep their operations running smoothly.

With operations as large as the Van Erdens, reducing the environmental impact of their dairies is always a concern. Therefore, the farmers rely on multiple Patz 3333 Vertical Pumps to handle their silage leachate, a nutrient-rich liquid that is produced when excess water is present in silage. The Van Erdens trust their Patz pumps to transfer the leachate from storage pits into tank spreaders for field application. Their collection of the leachate prevents potential groundwater contamination, and also saves the Van Erdens in fertilizer costs!

The Van Erdens are very satisfied with their Patz pumps. According to Dale, all of his Patz 3333 Vertical Pumps work very well and help them to observe environmentally friendly farm practices, as evident by their two “Dairy of Distinction” awards!


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