January 2012 Blog Posts (10)

Lely celebrates Astronaut milking robot milestone with successful YouTube campaign

The following information is courtesy of Lely.com:

Almost twenty years after the launch of the first automated milking system by Lely, the 12,500th Lely Astronaut milking robot was installed…


Added by Lely North America on January 31, 2012 at 8:29am — No Comments

Cal Poly agricultural students go vegan for a week

Proud to Dairy staff followed along with much interest of the vegan challenge David Jones and Carrie Isaacson decided to complete.


Jones, who comes from a California dairy farm, and Isaacson, whose agricultural roots began through a 4-H horse program, are both students at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo,…


Added by Proud to Dairy on January 30, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

YouTube video of Lely's Luna cow brush

We’d like to share a recently uploaded video, courtesy of scotthinch’s YouTube Channel.

It looks like the new Luna cow brush is pretty popular on their Iowa dairy!

Added by Lely North America on January 27, 2012 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Proud to Dairy member heads to New Zealand this year

Penn State student Hannah Wentworth of Quarryville, Pennsylvania, joined the Proud to Dairy network in November 2011.


She says she learned about the site during a presentation made to the Penn State Dairy Science Club, where she served as a…


Added by Proud to Dairy on January 23, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

12,500th Lely Astronaut movie submission - A Day with Lely

We’d like to share another 12,500th Lely Astronaut movie submission.

Meet Tinkerbell as she takes you on a tour of Kuriste Farms. See how Lely’s Astronaut robotic milking system, Discovery mobile barn cleaner and…


Added by Lely North America on January 20, 2012 at 9:05am — No Comments

O’Keeffe’s searches for the hardest working hands in America

The following came across my desk this morning. I figure if anyone is looking for the hardest working hands in America, Proud to Dairy is a good place to start.

From the company's press release:

Who has the hardest working hands in America? O’Keeffe’s wants to find out. Severely dry hands, often a work-related ailment that goes untreated, can be both painful and debilitating. That’s why O’Keeffe’s Company, makers of Working Hands dry skin cream, is seeking and…


Added by Karen Lee on January 13, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

Progressive Dairyman – Canada features Gifford Acres Farm

The January 1, 2012, issue of Progressive Dairyman – Canada introduces readers to Gifford Acres Farm in the article, “Technologies make it easier for family to farm.”

Progressive Dairyman – Canada discusses the number of changes Gifford Acres Farm has seen over the…


Added by Lely North America on January 13, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

Here's the speaker line-up for PDPW's 2012 Business Conference

The 20th Annual PDPW Business Conference, March 13-14 in Madison, Wis., will feature five keynote speakers and a choice of 14 breakout sessions with 30 speakers and panelists.


The five keynote speakers include:


  • International dairy businessman James Hao (James) will kick off the conference with, “China’s Dairy Industry: Then, Now, Tomorrow.” Hao will tell the true story about China’s dairy business from his perspective as a dairy…

Added by PDPW on January 13, 2012 at 8:53am — No Comments

12,500th Lely Astronaut movie submissions

To celebrate the historic milestone of 12,500 installed robots, Lely is offering its loyal Lely Astronaut users the opportunity to win a 12,500 Euro voucher (or to equivalent local currency value in non-Euro countries), to be spent on Lely dairy products.

Several wonderful movies have been submitted! That’s why, on this Friday, we’d like to share a few of them with you.

Meet Jacob Knigge of Knigge Farms…


Added by Lely North America on January 6, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Frozen water pipes

It was 2 degrees below zero last night, so of course we were worried about frozen water pipes. But not where you would expect. The barn water pipes never freeze up. We have an 1890's tie stall barn but the water never freezes up in there. During the winter it is usually 40-45 degrees in the barn and the air moisture level stays acceptable since we have put in good ventilation. So we are fairly comfortable doing winter chores in our barn. And the cows are very comfortable, too. Of course, if it… Continue

Added by Betsy Fleury on January 4, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

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