Pascale Dumais handles Lely robot sales and startup assistance for Dynaco Cooperative Group located in La Pocatiere, Quebec. She has worked with Lely since 2009 and is now an FMS (farm managment support) Advisor and Lely Sales rep in her area. We asked Pascale a few questions about her experience and role as an advisor:
Malenka Farm is located in Saint-Joseph- de-Kamouraska, QC. It was purchased in 2005 by Bruno Ross and Tasie Fortin.
Over the weekend, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel visited with Jeff and Jo Berg at Lane Creek Dairy Farm in La Crosse, Wisc. The Bergs use a Lely Astronaut A4 robotic milker to milk their 60 head of dairy cows. Jeff was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis more than two decades ago and the robotic milking machine has helped him continue to farm along with the support of his family.
Robotic milking is turning heads outside of the farming community. Early this week, O. A. Borden & Sons was featured in the New York Times. The article focuses on how robotic milking machines are changing the way farmers milk their cows. The reporter credits these “milkbots” for the changing patterns of dairy farm life and alluring younger generations involved in the dairy industry.
Technology is no longer the future of dairy; it is an integral part of a modern dairy. Rotating cow brushes increase comfort levels, automatic feed pushers provide constant feed and mobile barn cleaners offer a solution for cow housing hygiene. Advancements in barn technologies, such as these, make it easier for both producers and cows to do their job, and do it well. Having just one piece of the puzzle is extremely effective however; utilizing several components at once certainly affects the outcome. So, how does your Juno, Vector or Discovery affect milk quality and overall cow health when used with your milking robot? There is a circle of efficiency involved.
On this Wordless Wednesday we share a photo of the Lely team at the 2014 Quebec City Farm Show. We hope to see you at one of the upcoming trade shows this season!
Today in the news The Country Today, featured Wisconsin dairy farmers (and brothers) Mark and Bruce Wichmann. According to the article, the family works about 650 acres of land south of Black Creek, WI, in Outagamie County.
Queen Máxima has officially opened the Lely Greenest Innovation Campus in Maasluis (Netherlands) on the occasion of its opening ceremony. With this campus Lely - as the worldwide market leader in dairy farm automation - paves the way towards sustainable and innovative business in the agricultural sector, making real innovation contribute to an enjoyable future for both people and animals.
Topics: Agriculture, Animal Care, Dairy, Dairy Farm, Dairy Industry, Dairy News, Farm Life, Lely A4, Lely Discovery, Lely Juno, Live Life Lely, Robotic Milking, robotic milking, Sustainability, sustainability, Technology