Tony Hozeny, Department of Commerce, 608/267-9661
MADISON – Governor Jim Doyle today announced that Zernicke’s Landstad Dairy, LLC, Bonduel, Shawano County has received a $100,000 loan from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) Milk Volume Production (MVP) program to increase milk production in Wisconsin.
“My Grow Wisconsin, 2005 Agenda calls for a new commitment in our agricultural economy – moving it to the high end by modernizing and expanding Wisconsin’s dairy industry,” Governor Doyle said. “I am pleased the state could help Zernicke’s Landstad Dairy make this investment, and bring new jobs to Shawano County.”
Zernicke’s Landstad Dairy, LLC plans to expand its dairy operation by purchasing a neighboring farm. It currently milks 130 cows. The loan will allow Ziernicke’s Landstad Dairy, LLC to purchase 200 cows. The project will create five jobs and retain three jobs. The total project cost is $1.2 million.
For more information on the MVP Program, contact your area development manager by visiting www.commerce.wi.gov/BD/MT-FAX-0901.html.