"By installing a new parlor that has the capability of milking twice as many cows as our previous parlor, we have gained efficiencies."

Both Paul and Jody Stempfle grew up on their families’ rural Iowa dairy farms. Together they established Stempfle Holsteins with 45 cows in Maynard, Iowa, and have come a long way since starting up.

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Stempfle Holsteins

Maynard, IA, USA

Stempfle Holsteins

HERD TYPE

Holstein

HERD SIZE

600

Through several expansions over the course of two decades, the Stempfles have grown to their current size of 600 milk cows. In October of 2016, the Stempfles began milking three times per day in their new DeLaval double-16 EnDurance™ parallel parlor. They also raise 750 acres of corn and alfalfa and own and operate a 2,000-head hog finishing facility.

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"We have used DeLaval our whole life and appreciate the exceptional service we have learned to expect, making it an easy decision to continue on the path with DeLaval," says Paul Stempfle, owner and operator.

Paul and Jody's two children, Scott and Jessica, also work full-time on their farm. Scott oversees herd health and Jessica mixes feed for the milking herd.

Stempfle Holsteins also installed DeLaval farm monitoring cameras that they use to keep an eye on their herd from the farm office computer or on any of their smart phones.

The Stempfles built their current dairy facility so they could manage as much as possible as a family and require fewer employees. They are happy with the fact that they by going the route they have, they are doing just that.

"By installing a new parlor that has the capability of milking twice as many cows as our previous parlor, we have gained efficiencies."

Our solutions

Learn more about the DeLaval solutions that help Stempfle Holsteins maximize work efficiency and farm profitability.

Parlors

EnDurance™ parallel parlor

The gold standard heavy-duty parlor equipped with exclusive features

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Cow comfort

DeLaval swinging cow brush SCB

Use of the SCB will ensure a cleaner coat by removing dirt and debris, allowing cows to more effectively cool their bodies and put their energy into milk production.

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Identification and Observation

DeLaval farm monitoring camera FMC-IP1

With DeLaval Farm Monitoring Camera system, you can keep an eye on what matters most to you from any smartphone, tablet or computer.

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