Farm Horizons, May 2003

Metro Dairy sold, to be renamed

By Lynda Jensen

Metro Dairy, located three miles south of Waverly, was recently purchased by two brothers from the Glencoe area.

Chris and Josh Engelmann took over operations April 30 of the 1,135-dairy cow facility.

The name will be changed from Metro Dairy to Woodland Dairy, Josh Engelmann said.

Both Engelmanns have considerable background in dairying, having grown up on a dairy farm with about 300 cows north of Plato, as well as four-year degrees each from the South Dakota State University in Brookings.

Chris has a bachelor of science in dairy production, and Josh is finishing a degree in agriculture business this month, Josh said.

The brothers plan to live together, when they relocate to the area, Josh said.

They are both directly involved in the daily operations of the dairy, and are already working the day-to-day work of the business, Josh said.

Metro Dairy is currently the largest dairy operation in Wright County; although a barn is being built by Gary Forsman east of Cokato and south Highway 12, that will overtake the number of animal units than Metro Dairy has, according to Wright County Planning and Zoning Office.

Forsman raises laying hens, and with the addition of a new barn, will have more animal units than Metro Dairy, according to the planning and zoning office.

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