DeLaval announces World Ag Expo farm tours

Peterborough, ON (January 11, 2018) – Dairy producers are invited to a tour of two rotary parlour farms in Pixley and Tipton, CA on February 15, 2018 in conjunction with World Ag Expo. Departing from Tulare, a bus will take the tour group to Four J Farms and Jerseys and Robert Vander Eyk and Sons Dairy.

Two rotary parlour farms featured on 2018 tour near Tulare, CA

“We know a lot of our large-herd customers are looking towards rotaries, or even robots, as they face labour challenges and look to milk more cows, more quickly,” says Gavin Strang, DeLaval Market Development Manager. “Producers on our tour will be able to see how their peers are doing it as they consider what might work for them at home. Those interested in robots can stop by our booth at the show to see how our VMS preg-checks.”

Four J Farms and Jerseys, owned and operated by Ryan Junio, has been a familiar name to the Central Valley since the 1920’s. They installed their rotary parlour in November of 2014. Four J Farms relies heavily on genomics to continually grow and improve the herd, further maximizing productivity and efficiency.  

Vander Eyk Dairy in Pixley, CA is run by Robert Vander Eyk and his two sons. Established in 1982, they are currently milking in a herringbone parlour. The farm is adding a 72-stall parallel rotary to enhance efficiency and cow comfort.

The PR3100HD features high-capacity milking, high-quality and heavy-duty materials, and low operating costs. Rotary systems are some of the most efficient on the market today. DeLaval rotaries are designed to encourage fast milk let-down and milk-out, easy platform entrance and exit, and improved milker comfort. 

The bus will load at 9 AM in front of the Heritage Complex fountain on the World Ag Expo grounds, and will return by 2 PM. Lunch and light refreshments will be provided. Producers and industry members planning to attend should register on the DeLaval website, or stop by the DeLaval booth at the show: DS93-96.

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