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'Too Young to Retire': Illinois Farmer Finds Longevity Through Lely

Dale Richter found himself at a bit of a crossroads in 2016. The double-eight herringbone parlor at his farm, Richter Dairy in Highland, Illinois, was installed at the family farm in 1964, the year before Dale was born. But while Dale was too young to retire, the milking parlor was long past its prime.

Mormanns Retrofit Large Dairy Operation with Lely Automation

The Mormann family of New Vienna, Iowa, has been milking cows since 1983. Mormann Dairy, LLC has certainly grown and evolved since its original 40-cow herd and now milks 755 Holsteins with 12 Lely Astronaut A5 robotic milking systems.

Future-proof dairying

Lely Orbiter

Lely is developing a possible solution, which has the potential to increase the value of milk and strengthen links with consumers. It is a fair, direct, and pure way to increase the value of your herd’s milk. The concept is an on-farm dairy processor, the Lely Orbiter – a system that makes processing milk on the farm affordable, practical, safe and, above all, profitable.

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