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Headed down the robotic road

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 [...]

Headed down the robotic road2018-12-09T20:24:16+00:00

What’s the true return on dairy robots?

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 [...]

What’s the true return on dairy robots?2018-02-23T02:25:47+00:00

Managing recycled sand for low bacteria counts

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 [...]

Managing recycled sand for low bacteria counts2017-10-31T00:56:57+00:00