Who are the Baers?February 20, 2012 - 11:08ambusiness/agriculture
The Baer brothers are major players in a shrinking livestock sector in the Red River Valley region.
Amon, Amos, Joel and Jona are Nos. 10 to 13 of Allan and Edna Baer's 15 children. Allan moved to the area in 1960 and started farming with 20 dairy cows, flocks of 200 chickens and 200 ewes. In 1965 he built his first commercial egg layer barn.
When Allan retired in 1983, the operation included 320,000 laying hens, a feed mill, an 80,000-head...