Meet the Family.
The Kline family has had its roots in farming in the beautiful Myerstown area for more than four generations. Klinedell Farms is a family owned and run operation, run by John & Sharon Kline and their five sons, Jason, Joshua, Jared, Jesse and Jacob. We are passionate about breeding some of the finest Registered Holsteins, Jerseys and Red and Whites. Involved in 4-H and FFA, all the boys take part in showing all three breeds of cattle throughout the year at local, state and national shows.
In our last classification (12/2016) we had 55 cows scored averaging 85.8 points, many of which were two year olds. In the show ring we had some record success as well. A key highlight for us was winning Intermediate Champion at the 2016 Premier National Junior Show with Ernest-Anthony Sid Trixie EX-91, a cow that was born on our farm. Some other highlights include winning Premier Exhibitor at the 2016 Lebanon County Open Holstein Show and two cows that were Nominated Red and White Junior All American Jerland SH Godiva-Et EX-91 4 yrs and Klinedell BW Abigail VG-88 3 yrs. Luck-E Goldwyn Aaliyah-Et EX-94 was Honorable Mention All-PA Aged Cow and we also had several JR All-Pa Nominations.
In Spring of 2016 we have partnered with Trans Ova Genetics and opened up our farm to them to use as a satellite center for their In Vitro Services and conventional flushing. At this moment breeders are able to haul donor cows to our farm to be flushed every other Monday and then recipients can be hauled in on the following Tuesday. We plan to continue and expand these services in the upcoming year.
In early spring of the upcoming year we intend to do some renovations to our facilities and expand some of the services that our farm has to offer. We plan to build a step up parlor in the south end of the tie stall barn on Ramona rd to milk our free stall barn group. In the that same barn, we will be installing 3 12’x14’ box stalls and the remaining 42 stalls will get new Pasture Mat Mattresses.
In fall of 2014 we constructed a freestall barn to house our commercial cows that we switch through our tie stall barn. In early spring of the upcoming year we intend to do some renovations to our facilities and expand some of the services that our farm has to offer. We plan to build a step up parlor in the south end of the tie stall barn on Ramona rd to milk our free stall barn group. In the that same barn, we will be installing 3 12’x14’ box stalls and the remaining 42 stalls will get new Pasture Mat Mattresses. We will also continue to milk 59 cows in a tie stall barn on Krall rd as well.
In 2017 we will offer donor housing in our renovated facilities. You can find out the specifics in the housing section of the site. We also hope to offer some recipient solutions and a live calf program in the near future.Some of the elite cows from all breeds are in the embryo transfer program at Klinedell Farms. Watch for some of the offspring of these featured cows at local shows and sales for years to come!
The crop production side of Klinedell Farms consists of nearly 400 acres of land where corn, wheat, barley, soybeans, oats and alfalfa are grown to feed the livestock. Klinedell Farms strives to be an environmentally friendly farm that exemplifies responsible practices of nutrient management, land conservation and livestock care. A Dairy of Distinction award winner, Klinedell Farms welcomes you to visit our facility located at 610 S. Ramona Rd. Myerstown Pa 17067