The Goulet family runs the Goutel farm in Quebec. Spouses Claude and Kathy have been owners of Goutel for the past 28 years. Claude is the third generation Goulet on the farm. Pascal and Francis are the next generation. The farm has about 250 head with roughly 140-150 milking cows. They had two robots initially in May 2017 and in April 2018 they installed their third robot.
Brothers, Benoit Gaudette and Patrick Gaudette are the co-owners of B.M.G. Gaudette Enterprises. The Gaudette family farm is home to one MR-D1 and one MR-S1 BouMatic Robotics milking robots. They also have a poultry operation and do cash cropping. Most recently they received the dual attachment technology with the 3D camera. The failed attachments immediately dropped down from 3.5% to a 1.5% failure rate.
The Frizzell Family enjoys high productivity from their Valleyville Farms operation – a 1600-acre farm near Glen Valley on Prince Edward Island, Canada. In 2014, they installed four BouMatic Robotics milking robots, two MR-D1 double box robots and two MR-S1 single box robots. The units were installed directly into their existing barn with little impact on the overall facility. The Frizzell Family point to the flexibility of schedule that comes with the robots as a major benefit. It frees them up so they no longer miss family events and personal pursuits beyond the dairy - something they are all grateful for!
Frans and Thecla are still clearly delighted with their decision to go with the MR-D1. With a smile, Thecla finishes: “I am still very proud that we were the first to have the machine in our barn. It was a major event at the time: in the beginning, everyone came to look at it. They arrived in bus-loads and we even had some interest from Canada and America. We even set up a visitor’s book at one point. It is a bit calmer now but it remains a beautiful device. A little miracle!”
At Gaec le Rocher they milk with a BouMatic Robotics MR-D1 milking robot since November 2017 and they are still absolutely convinved of their choice. "We have gained the quality of milking and quality of life!" Their choice was also guided by the low cost of maintenance, the proximity of their dealer as well as the - the "double gripper" system that fetches two cups to at the same time for increased efficiency and speed.
At the Schoorlemmer dairy farm, the Schoorlemmer family milk 120 cows with 2 MR-S1 milking robots from BouMatic Robotics. Since they made the switch to milking robots, they are much more flexible in the way they plan both their work on the dairy farm and their spare time. At the time they chose the BouMatic Robotics milking robots because of the way they fitted into their existing infrastructure, with milking between the hind legs and good selection possibilities.