On May 4th, 2013, a fire claimed the barn at Sunny Glades Farm near Blumenort, Manitoba. The Plett family have since rebuilt and upgraded their dairy operation. Their new facility has incorporated four Lely A4 Astronaut robotic milking systems and have added a Vector automatic feeding system.
Sunny Glades Farm was recently featured on SteinbachOnline.com. In the article, manager, Jeremy Pitt, talked a lot about their new Lely Vector system. Here’s a summary of what he had to say.
“What it will do is go around the barn and drive around the feed bunks,” explains Jeremy Pitt about the Lely Vector robotic feeding system. “It will push up the feed and scan the bunk to see how much feed is there at the time. Then it will go back to it's feed kitchen where we store a whole pile of feed in silage blocks and it will load itself with the appropriate ration of what it's going to be feeding in the main barn. So once it's loaded itself it will mix it and drive it back out to the feed fence and deliver the feed to the cows there. So you're always getting fresh feed to the cows at the right time.”
Make sure to check out the complete article on SteinbackOnline.com. You can also see hear more in the video below.
Sunny Glades Farm will hold an open house on Thursday September 4th, 2014 for the public to come tour the facility and see it working.