Duane et Tina, un couple marié, ont pris les rênes de la ferme familiale des parents de Duane pour perpétuer la tradition agricole à la ferme Hinchley Dairy. Située à Cambridge, au Wisconsin, l’exploitation a commencé par un petit troupeau avant de faire la transition vers les systèmes robotisés de Lely pour la prochaine génération. Anna Hinchley, leur fille, reprendra le flambeau de la ferme familiale avec les systèmes robotisés de Lely qui permettent aux vaches de rester aux commandes de leurs activités quotidiennes.
“Cows are free to do what they want, when they want. They can eat or drink, they have the Luna brushes if they want to scratch, and they can get milked, ”said Anna.
When they decided to automate milk production, the Hinchleys' priority was to ensure the comfort of the cows and to gain more freedom for both the cows and themselves.
Optimizing milking and feeding efficiency with Lely devices
When most people think of dairy farms, they think of cows and milking. But other daily tasks also eat up precious time.
“Milk production involves a lot more than just milking cows,” said Anna.
Anna wanted to apply her recent college studies to improve the family farm and focus on aspects other than trafficking.
“I wanted to focus on the comfort of the cows and the aspect related to the health of the cows. "
Anna was able to run the family farm from the palm of her hand.
“I can access Lely robot technology using my phone. I look at the Udder Health report to see if there are any problems with mastitis or abnormal milk, ”said Anna.
By spending less time milking and watching the cows, the Hinchley family was able to devote more time to their tours of the farm.