Dairy Robot Radio, the show that provides answers to your most pressing questions about dairy farming and automation. Each episode will focus on a major topic within the dairy industry and will feature experts from Lely and throughout the industry to help provide information and different perspectives on automation total solutions.
La régie de troupeau à la Ferme A. St-Hilaire
La Ferme A. St-Hilaire SENC à St-Odilon-de-Cranbourne, au Québec, préparait le virage robotisé de sa production laitière depuis plus de 6 ans avant que son projet se concrétise en décembre 2018. Une décision réfléchie pour assurer l’avenir de la ferme et stimuler la relève, déjà bien établie. Audrée St-Hilaire, copropriétaire de la ferme, se joint à Guillaume Peeters pour parler de démarrage et d’automatisation.
Working Hard to Keep the Dairy Industry Moving Forward
As we enter the spring of 2020, the world finds itself in a very unique place. Many businesses have closed their doors and are finding new ways to work during the COVID-19 situation.
Lely continues to keep working, learning and serving our Lely Centers and dairy producers to allow farming to keep moving forward. Our Lely Centers’ Farm Management Support (FMS) and Technical Service Support (TSS) staff continue to support farms online and remotely all across North America even during this uncertain time.
Bellana Putz is joined by Daan Stehouwer of Lely North America and Dave Mealy of Lely Center Leedstone to share more about the partnership between Lely corporate and Lely Centers, and how they interact with farmers.
The Way to Dairy Winners Excitedly Anticipate Dairy Robotics Start-up
Dan and Debbie’s Creamery was the recipient of the Way to Dairy Award, and is currently in the midst of construction for their new facility. Their Lely Vector automatic feeding system and Lely Astronaut robotic milking system recently arrived on the farm, and the Takes family is very excited for start-up to begin. This week we are joined by Josie Rozum who will share her family’s story, and how Lely dairy robotics fit into their dairy’s future.
Super Cows in the Magic Valley
Heglar Creek Dairy in Cassia County, Idaho added Lely robots to their operations less than a year ago. Fast-forward to today and their cows are average 175 – 200 lbs. of milk production per day. This week we are joined by herd manager Austin Hyde and we discuss Lely Super Cows and how the operations have changed since adding Lely robots.
Cheese. Cows. Wows!
The Harrison family of Sweetwater Valley Farm are 5th generation farmers with over 200 years of farming. They currently have 2,000 dairy cows which makes Sweetwater Valley Tennessee’s first Lely Dairy XL farm. The Harrison family use about 10% of the milk produced to make cheese which you can watch being made and sample on the farm. Listen as Mary Lyndal tells us about her family’s farm, the agri-tourism business and using Lely robots for ultimate cow comfort.
Choosing the Proper Liners for Your Herd
Liners play a pivotal role in milk harvest because they are the only product that actually touches the cow during the milking process. With so many different options on the market, producers may have a hard time determining the proper liner for their herd. Kaden Schvaneveldt, Lely’s Aftermarket Field Specialist, joins host Bellana Putz to reveal the many different liners offered by Lely, the benefits of each and what producers should consider when choosing a liner for their robot.
The best source of informstion
Love this pod cast. For us as Dairy Engineers it is a great source or information and shared experiences that will allow us to help many other dairy farmers.