“All farmers need a reliable partner”
As a start-up dairy, a trustworthy partner is more or less a must.
In April 2015 Morningstar Dairy saw its first light after being an old, rundown dairy for many years. Nearly one year after the re-start, in February 2016, 1,100 cows moved in.
DeLaval was the partner of choice. The cows are milked three times a day in the double-25 Champion™ parallel parlor. The farm is also using a DeLaval milk meter to help them with accurate milk recording but also to monitor and detect any blood traces in the milk, conductivity, kick-off and air entry in the liners. The farm now has better control of their cows’ health.
“I grew up on a dairy farm which used DeLaval equipment. They have always been a name you can trust. Decade after decade, they continue to deliver the most innovative milking systems and services,” says farm owner Al Riedstra.
By using the Champion™ parallel parlor, the dairy can operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Morningstar Dairy plans to expand its herd with 700 more cows in the near future and with their current set-up, they are equipped and ready to succeed.