Lely is proud to welcome Austin Day to the North American team, where he serves as the Dairy XL Sales Specialist for the Western Region in the United States and Canada. In his new role, Austin is responsible for working with Lely Centers in the growth of sales in the large herd dairy sector.
It wasn’t wrapped under a tree, but a large present for Caleb Stam and Nathaniel Stam arrived on a semi last week as they received two brand new Lely milking robots. The brothers, who farm in Oskaloosa, Iowa, are looking forward to transitioning their dairy operation to robotic milking next year, after construction of their new barn is complete.
Lely is proud to welcome Steve Sweet to its North American team as a Senior Farm Management Support Advisor for Dairy XL. In his role, he will work with Lely Centers and large herd dairies providing guidance and dairy management support for all aspects of robotic milking.
Remember Willie Nelson’s hit song On the Road Again? That’s the marketing team’s theme lately visiting three farms in Indiana, Minnesota and Ontario in June. Strangely, or perhaps appropriately, I heard On the Road Again at least 10 times (no exaggeration) during the two hour trek from Toronto to visit Todd Holm and family in Elmwood, Ontario, a hamlet of 50 people. Todd, a fifth generation dairy farmer, operates Holmdale Farms, what I call a red barn, with three Astronaut A4 automated milking systems, a Discovery barn cleaner, two Calm calf feeders, a Vector automated feeding system and three Walkway foot baths.