Briway Farms - VMS
Briway Farms was looking for a way to enjoy life a bit more and worry about the farm a bit less. By installing a VMS unit to milk their 65 cows, they are no long tied to a milking schedule.
“Your schedule is not set by your milking time. Now I focus a lot more on reproduction and a lot more on information so I know what each cow is doing, every step of the lactation.”
“The reason we chose DeLaval is that they did not see a problem in installing the VMS in an existing barn. For my personal life, I don’t have to get up at five in the morning. There are more important things in life than working 24 hours a day. VMS completely changed the way we function, and it’s been positive.”
They have also seen firsthand the reliability of the VMS. “We installed the robot in 2008. We were the first farm in Wisconsin to get a robotic milker. The other robots were not all stainless at that time; their main frame was triple-galvanized steel. And also, new parts that become available are adaptable, so you always can have an updated robot, and that seemed a very positive approach to me.”