Winding River Farms Ltd. in Stewiacke is owned by the Harbers and Vissers families. They began milking their 160 purebred Holstein herd with three Lely A4 Astronaut robotic milking units a year ago. Labor flexibility and animal welfare were two main reasons why the families opted for robotic milking.
Recently, Lyle Carter of the Truro Daily News, wrote afternoon he spent at Winding River Farms when several children from the East in Stewiacke area and family members of the Vissers-Harbers’ dairy farm enjoyed a day of fun skating and hockey at the farm. After the kids had a chance to enjoy the outside rink, adults played a game of hockey. Read the article.