Egbert and Tineke van Wieren with sons Mike and Harry operate Four Clover Dairy Inc., southwest of Thedford, Ontario.
Moving to Canada in 2000 from Holland, the operation started as a 100 free stall operation with a double 10 parallel parlour and now to a newly installed and operating 140 milking cow setup with 3 MR-S1 BouMatic Robotic units, recently installed this past February. Their investment will pay off in the long-term through increased production, more manageable labour costs, and more time with their families. A nice change for a family farm that has worked hard, since arrived in Canada 12 years ago.
“It gives us more flexibility. You don’t have the peaks in the morning and at night for milking. It milks 24/7.”