Young Pierz man carries on farming legacy
5 Jul 2018
Lane Otremba, 17, is a student at Pierz Healy High School who has his future set in mind. Once he graduates in a year, he will go full-time into farming. He is a third generation farmer.
But he is also one to look at things realistically. He knows the challenges he is facing ahead. Besides taking over the family farm, he also has about a year to decide in what direction he wants to go.
Today, his parents Mike and Tammy’s farm is the home to cows, pigs and chickens. About 15 cows are milked and other youngstock is cared for daily.
The family also has 20 sows and one boar. Piglets are born year-round and sold as feeder pigs to those who want to butcher them. Others buy them to show at fairs and similar competitions.
But with low milk prices, Otremba is considering getting out of the dairy business and focusing solely on crop farming.