LEBANON, N.H. — To meet the need of some dairy producers looking to improve their milking efficiency, Extension is bringing in Dr. Larry Tranel, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, to cover “Economics of Robotic Milking and TRANS Iowa Low-Cost Parlor Improvements and Renovations”. Larry is nationally known for the work he has done with converting tie-stall barns to holding areas and swing parlors and examining the feasibility of robotic milking on dairy farms.
These meetings are being put together by Extension with the support of industry in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. The general format of the meetings will be a site visit at a farm which has made a parlor change or is contemplating a renovation. These will be informal with plenty of time for interaction with Larry Tranel. The locations are:
Tuesday, August 24- 10:30—11:30 AM- Bo-Lait Farm (MacDonald’s, Washington, Maine)
1:00 PM- 2:00 PM- Sweetland Farm (Albion, Maine)
Wednesday, August 25- 10:00 AM- Noon- Geordie and Emery Lynd (Cabot, Vermont)
Thursday, August 26- 10:00 AM- Noon- Walhowdon Farm (Patch Family, Lebanon, NH)
Each meeting is being independently run at each location, so watch for flyers and registration information through the normal channels. If you have not received information by mid-August, contact the following people:
Maine- firstname.lastname@example.org (207-342-5971)
New Hampshire -email@example.com (603-496-6430)
Vermont- firstname.lastname@example.org (802-524-6501)
The series is being sponsored by: Maine Cooperative Extension; Stonyfield Organic; Organic Valley; New Hampshire Cooperative Extension; New Hampshire Dairy Practices Committee; AgriMark; Dairy Farmers of America (DFA); Vermont Cooperative Extension; and the Northeast Dairy Business Center.
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