Labor challenges, cow comfort and increased milk production are all reasons dairy producers across the world are turning to automation in their barns. Carol Ryan Dumas of Capital Press writes about Heglar Creek Dairy, a 2,000-cow dairy operation, weighed their options and decided to make the investment to install Lely robotics in their new barn.
We are proud to announce Dustin Takes of Takes Dairy Farm in Iowa has been named the winner of the prestigious The Way to Dairy Award.
At Lely, we believe that the Astronaut A5 robotic milking system is the most cow and farmer-friendly milking system on the market today. To aid in the design the Astronaut A5, we carried out extended market investigation to gain knowledge about the drivers and values of farmers.
Lely North America is excited to introduce the second of the three judges of The Way To Dairy Award, Tom Anderson.
Lely North America is excited to introduce one of the three judges of The Way To Dairy Award, Dr. Jodi Wallace.
Western Ontario Rally in Drumbo, Ontario. Photo by Laura DeKlein, Youth Delegate to Jersey Ontario Board of Directors.
The final two of four finalists named for The Way to Dairy Award are Dustin Takes of Takes Dairy Farm in Iowa and Charles Carter of Carterly Farm, Inc. in Indiana. Lely North America presented these two finalists at World Dairy Expo in Madison Wisconsin. The other two finalists were announced at the Canadian Outdoor Farm Show in September.
Shane Hansen of Hansen Industries and Albert Alvarez of Alvarez Electrical & Dairy Service, Inc. in Visalia, California, had a vision of providing products and services to enable dairy producers build a sustainable future. Hansen has been active in the dairy industry since 2004 and Alvarez since 2006, providing the two owners with in-depth knowledge about the industry in their region as well as producers themselves.
For the third year, Lely North America is proud to present the Future of Dairy Scholarship Program. Beginning in 2016, five (5) qualified students residing in either Canada or the U.S. are chosen annually to receive a one-year, $1,000 scholarship.