Our anaerobic digester system transforms manure from our 5,000 cows into methane gas. The methane then powers a generator and creates electricity. With the electricity generated from the digester, Pagel’s Ponderosa can almost power the entire neighboring city of Kewaunee—a town of 3,000 people!

The anaerobic digester system helps manage the waste produced on the farm, and this substantially reduces greenhouse gas emissions and odors and eliminates pathogens to improve overall air quality!

We acquired the methane digester in 2009, and it has been an incredible tool in helping us reach our sustainability goals.

Pagel’s Ponderosa is a thriving example of the harmonious relationship between good business and environmental stewardship.  Our large-scale sustainable farming and the transparency of our techniques create the perfect model for dairy farms of any size!