Steele County Breakfast on the Farm is Saturday
The Rick and Cathy Balzer farm in Merton township will be the setting for the Steele County American Dairy Association's Breakfast on the Farm. Belgian waffles highlight the breakfast that will be served from 8-12pm. The breakfast is $5.
The first shuttle bus leaves the Steele County Fairgrounds at 7:45am and the last one leaves at 11:30am.
Bring along the kids a there will be activities for them to enjoy including a pool of corn kernels to wiggle their feet in. A petting zoo will be there as well. This is one of the few opportunities to witness robotic milking of cows. Two cows can be milked at the same time with two robots and milking occurs 24 hours a day. When the co is hungry it enters a stall to get a treat and with the help of a laser the machine attaches to the cows teats and then proceeds to milk the cow. When the milking of the cow is done, the feed bowl swings out of the animal's reach and the front of the stall opens and the cow goes out.
The Balzer farm consists of around 500 acres and they raise soybeans, alfalfa, corn and oats in addition to dairying.