Dairy Farmers Make ‘Rich’ Investment

Will Brothers Expand Mt. Crawford Operation To Include Creamery

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Posted: March 29, 2013

The Mount Crawford Creamery, owned by brothers Frank and Kenny Will and located on their farm in Mount Crawford, is slated to be up and running by the end of March, at which time the brothers hope to increase milk production from 500 gallons to 1,000 gallons per day. The Wills say they were prompted to invest in the new operation after milk prices nosedived in 2009, a development that threatened their farm and livelihood. (Photo by Nikki Fox)
Frank Will talks about plans for the shop area in the new creamery building on the brothers’ farm. The Wills plan to sell non-homogenized dairy products, including skim, 2 percent, whole and chocolate milk, as well as butter and cream. (Photo by Nikki Fox)
While the diets of the Holstein dairy cows on Frank and Kenny Wills’ farm in Mount Crawford are supplemented with forage and grain, the cows have daily access to pasture as well. (Photo by Nikki Fox)
Kenny Will walks through the new creamery building he built with brother Frank on the site of their farm. The creamery is slated to be up and running by the end of March. (Photo by Nikki Fox)
HARRISONBURG — A large white structure off the side of Old Bridgewater Road in Mount Crawford is full of bare walls and empty freezers. And the main section of the building contains a maze of…

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