Uncertain times in the dairy world make our road to robotic milking scary, but here we go. We are finally finished with our plans to add robots on the sides of our conventional freestall flush barn. It required many conversations with our robotic equipment company (DeLaval), our family, consultants, contractors, and our engineering team at [...]
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With few exceptions folks involved in the US dairy industry continue to strive to be good stewards of the land and animals that are entrusted to them. We are very proud to be a small part of this effort and are very proud of the industry that we serve. More can and will be done [...]
This is an interesting take on the true financial return on dairy robot investments from a couple of bankers from the Bank of Montreal. - Jake A couple of years ago, we had certain assumptions about the cost savings robotic milking systems would yield, and where the bulk of those savings would come from. We [...]
Sand is considered the gold standard for bedding dairy freestalls. It is commonly used to bed freestalls because it does not support significant bacterial growth, has a low water-holding capacity and shifts with the cow to provide a comfortable surface on which to lay. However, cows drag several pounds of sand out of the freestall [...]