Westminster Farms

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Westminster Farms

Westminster Farms (credit: vtfarmtoplate.com)

Westminster Farms is a dairy farm located in Westminster, Vermont. The current owner’s father purchased the farm in 1978, making it nearly 40 years old.  In 2009, the farm decided to add a mixed plug flow anaerobic digester to its operations. Westminster Farms is estimated to generate $1,000,000 in annual revenues, and employs approximately 12 people at this single location.

IFES Number: 84

City: Putney

State: VT

Country: USA

Type of Firm: Farm

Main Products: Dairy; bedding

Size of Firm: 650 milking cows; 1273 total acres

Ownership Type: Private

Technology: Biogas

Energy System Components: Anaerobic digester

Year Installed: 2009

Energy Feedstock: Manure from 900 cows; all milkhouse waste; 800 gallons/day fish waste from Glouchester; every once in a while get some whey/dairy waste from Stonyfield or Commonwealth (8000 gallons/truckload approximately once/month)

Energy Uses: Cogeneration

New co-products: Bedding

TCO2 Eq Avoided: 2,803 CO2E/yr

Website: http://www.buzzfile.com/business/Westminster-Farms-Inc-802-722-4017

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