“Its rapid exit function really speeds up milking time.”

Being able to offer quality milk is one of the most important tasks for any dairy farmer today. Fisher Farms, in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania, with its 350 cows, knew that only too well when they started looking for help to ensure premium milk quality and productivity.

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Fisher Farms

St. Thomas, PA, USA

Fisher Farms

HERD TYPE

Holstein

HERD SIZE

350

Fisher Farms found a solution in DeLaval DelPro™ which now helps them manage the farm. They also introduced Blockade™  and Prima™ special teat dips to ensure the milk quality stayed high. 

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Milking is done at a double-14 Herringbone parlor featuring arm take-offs to reduce slips and fall-offs as well as about 20% of the routine work.  The take-offs are considered a necessity to this impeccably managed farm. But the parlor has also made things a lot more efficient for the milking team. “Its rapid exit function really speeds up milking time,” says Steve Fisher, owner of Fisher Farms.

“This is the third DeLaval parlor we’ve owned and each one has been an improvement,” adds Fisher. The farm has been using DeLaval products since 1970.

 “We turn to DeLaval because we know we can rely on them. We’ve always been extremely happy with the service they provide”, says Fisher.

To an outside observer, the perfect farm is truly a sight to see. “Dairy has always been a part of who I am – it’s in my blood,” says Fisher. ”My brothers and I take great pride in properly managing our farm. We’re not doing anything out of the ordinary. We just want to make our late father proud.”

“Its rapid exit function really speeds up milking time.”

Our solutions

Learn more about the DeLaval solutions that help the Fisher family improve their productivity and increase food safety.

Parlors

DeLaval herringbone HDHB

Customized to fit your cows, your future

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At the milking point

DeLaval milk meter MM27BC

The profitability of your dairy farm depends on so many factors which influence milk yield – cow health, feeding, milking performance. The ICAR-approved DeLaval milk meter MM27BC delivers accurate data on milk flow, milk yield and parlor performance, for maximum efficiency in managing your herd. When partnered with DelPro herd management milking management becomes a snap.

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Herd Management

DeLaval DelPro™

A complete dairy farm management system that monitors, records and analyzes data to help you make those all important farming decisions.

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