Milking equipment changes that made an impact on throughput

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07 Apr, 2021

Progressive Dairy U.S.

U.S

Wanting to continue the farm’s growth, they decided to install a Waikato Milking Systems 60-stall rotary parlor.

Five years ago, the Benthem family in McBain, Michigan, maxed out the capabilities of their double-12 herringbone parlor. Benthem Brothers Dairy had grown from 30 cows in 1981 – when brothers Doug and Bruce took over the operation from their parents – to 1,200 cows being milked twice a day.

With the next generation, including Doug’s son Jason and Bruce’s sons Ryan and Kyle, wanting to continue the farm’s growth, they decided to install a Waikato Milking Systems 60-stall rotary parlor.

It started operation in November 2016, and Ryan Benthem says, “We’re really happy with it.” He adds, “It allowed us to reach our full potential on milk production.”

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Source: Progressive Dairy U.S.