Fifth generation farmers wanted a safer environment for their large cows
The Zimdars family has farmed near Ripon Wisonsin, for five generations. They expanded the herd and build a 236 stall barn. They milk in a DeLaval double 8 HB50 parabone parlor, that can be expanded to a double 12. They have a herd management system with MPC680 milking points and MC70 milking clusters with Delatron Pulsation. The take offs are stainless steel with chain, and they meter the milk with the MM27 metering system. They use individual CIP cabinets for cleaning.
“I choose the HB50 because I like how it was installed— it’s a bolt down. One of the biggest reasons we got the HB50 is that it is a lot better than stanchion milking for our large cows. The best thing about this parlor is the cows are positioned so you get awesome unit alignment. Another thing it is so open (and safe) that you can see everything. It is easy to check the cows.”