Ceres, CA — Valsigna Farms in Hilmar, CA has added the RotaryMATE EXPD to its rotary parlor. The 2400-head herd is milked two and a half times per day and has already begun reaping the benefits of the RotaryMATE system.
Like many similar-sized dairies, the Valsigna Farms operation, prior to adding the RotaryMATE, used a flex position that was responsible both for monitoring and attending to cows as they were being milked as well as for applying the post-dip chemicals to the cows prior to exiting the rotary parlor. This created a few challenges that the RotaryMATE Post-dip robot was able to address – inconsistent application of the post-dip chemicals, animal stress, worker stress, and wasted product/lower yields.
According to Tim Wickstrom, owner of Valsigna Farms, the RotaryMATE successfully addressed these challenges and is adding value to his operation in multiple ways.
“I have been extremely pleased with the RotaryMATE solution and how it has allowed my barn to run more smoothly. My workers are happier and the cows are less stressed and healthier since adding the post-dip robot to our operation,” said Tim Wickstrom. “I am looking forward to adding the RotaryMATE EXPS on the pre-milking side of the rotary to reduce additional human variables in the barn and bring more consistency to our cow teat-handling environment.”
With the increased demand for the RotaryMATE solutions in barns across the US and other parts of the world, Green Source Automation has named Cliff Olson its Senior Manager of Installations to oversee the rollout and installation of RotaryMATE units.
Because the RotaryMATE system is able to be installed in existing rotary parlors, adoption of the technology is rapidly spreading throughout the industry. Dairymen are adding the RotaryMATE to rotary parlors by DeLaval, GEA Westfalia, Boumatic, and other manufacturers. The ability of the system to be “retrofitted” to an existing rotary parlor means dairymen do not have to purchase a new rotary to take advantage of the benefit of the robotic automation. It also allows them to get even better return on their investment in the rotary parlor.
For more information about Green Source Automation, visit www.greensourceautomation.com.
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Green Source Automation’s rotary dairy customers experience healthier animals with reduced somatic cell counts and reduced likelihood of bimodality. Our automatic predip and automatic postdip dairy robots result in more consistent and often increased milk production, faster milk let down, and significant labor savings that pay for the technology in a short period of time and add to the bottom line for years to come. The Green Source RotaryMATE system can achieve the same results for you.
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Jerome, ID 83338
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