BANNOCKBURN, IL and MADISON, WI (March 11, 2020) – Dairy cattle enthusiasts and fans of robotic milking are in for a treat as one of the world’s most acclaimed families in dairy opens the doors of its new freestall barn equipped with the latest milking technology.
Register in advance for a virtual tour of Comestar Holstein on Thursday, March 18th starting at 1:00 p.m. ET. The two-hour event, sponsored by Semex and DeLaval, will feature presentations, a 360-degree virtual tour, interviews with the Comtois family, and time for questions and answers.
Marc and France Comtois, together with the families of their three children, upgraded their dairy with six DeLaval VMS™ V300 units to offer their herd more freedom and comfort, and improve the farm environment for all involved. Comestar Holstein also opted for DeLaval Herd Navigator™, an in-line milk analysis system that gives them the power to act quickly regarding the health of their animals. They milk 400 cows in a new sandbedded freestall barn.
The rise of automated milking has created a demand for robot-efficient dairy cows where every second counts. With its move into robotics, Comestar Holstein, home to some of the best dairy genetics in the world, is poised to accelerate the milking potential of “robot ready” cows.
For a video preview of Comestar Holstein's virtual tour, click here.
About Comestar Holstein
Comestar Holstein of Victoriaville, Quebec, is home to 1,000 Holsteins. For four decades, owner Marc Comtois has traveled the world in his drive to propagate the most outstanding dairy genetics, including his famous Comestar Laurie Sheik—the cow that launched the line and continues to deliver champion genetics seven generations later. Holstein International named Marc the Most Important Breeder of the Last 25 Years in 2019. He is also a member of the Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame. www.comestar.qc.ca