Located in Marshallville Ohio, Pine Tree Dairy is operated by Matt Steiner and his family. Construction of the new dairy facility was finished in 2012 and houses 650 milking animals. It features a parallel parlor and sand bedding. The heifer raising facility is housed down the road at the home farm (previous milking location). Their 200 cow Certified Organic herd in Ashland is located about 40 minutes away. In 2016, milking began at a 250 cow Jersey herd in Spencer, Ohio.
In 2003, Wesswood-HC Rudy Missy was purchased at an auction in Wisconsin. Through numerous matings, Missy has left a large amount of descendants in the Pine Tree herd, many of which have made an impact on the herd, both through milk production and genetic progress.
A rundown of the management team at Pine Tree looks like this:
Matt looks over everyone's roles and handles the sales of service bulls.
Nate is a practicing DVM who oversees the herd’s animal health, and takes care of the ET work on the farm and the surrounding area.
Joel and brother in law Jeremy manage the crops and field work, as well as the calves and heifers at the home farm. In addition, a great crew of employees completes the workforce.
Luke manages the employees and feeding, and also manages the Ashland organic dairy.
Aaron milks 80 Jerseys at a nearby location.
Andrew teaches high school at a local private school, and helps with the breeding program.
Matthew Jr. handles general animal health and breeding, and manages the genetic program.
Ethan manages sales, both private and auction, and marketing.
The breeding program focuses on cheese merit (CM$) for each breed, lbs & % components along with health traits.
Pine Tree Dairy occasionally consigns to auctions around the country, but the majority of sales are done privately.
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