The Brown Family Farm in New Brunswick, Canada continues to grow, leading to their investment in an Xcalibur 360EX rotary. BouMatic product durability & simplicity of operation with less labor requirements have proved beneficial to this family farm.
Brothers João and Vitor Gonçalves from Lactolaxia SA just acquired the new Gemini double box milking robot. The robot allows them to benefit from a better milking quality combined with an automatic system. The magazine Vaca Pinta (Spain) visited the barn to make a short report.
At Popefield Farm in Athy (Ireland), Ben Godall and his family are working with BouMatic milking robots since 2020. One year later, they are very satisfied of their milking robot and especially the new "OneView" management system.
Mark Verhasselt, Wisconsin dairyman, talks about his latest upgrade to the SmartLite detachers.
Following the success of a first double box robot in 2015, Valérie and Eric, associated at GAEC Grad, acquired a single Gemini box robot in 2020. Discover their testimonial.
The Massé family recently installed the OneView management system on their BouMatic milking robot. The OneView has increased productivity during milking and helps them in the daily management of their herd. Discover their testimonial.
At the Gaec des Flandres in Hazebrouck (Nord, France), the STAES brothers and their parents reached their goal of milking 100 cows an hour. This 24 post internal rotary, set up in 2015, can reach such a goal with only one milking operator (forestripping, pre-dipping, wiping) but no post-dipping. "The cows are attached to headlocks after milking and our somatic cell count runs at 150,000 for a herd producing 10,000 litres average".
A family in Wisconsin talks about how the BouMatic Magnum 450TL Turbo Milking liner has effected there farm.
A family in Wisconsin talks about the RealTime Activty System from BouMatic and how it has helped their herd management.
Jake Gehring talks about his farm and his experiences with his BouMatic robots including the changes made by BouMatic's continued updates to the robots.
Brian Harbers talks about his farm and his experiences after switching his farm over to the Xcalibur 90LX from BouMaitc.
Wolfger family farm has been active for several generations in Austria. Last year, the dairy farm has been took over by the son, Helmut Wolfger. In 2014, they opted for a BouMatic milking robot because their milking parlour became too small. Working time was also an issue with their previous milking parlour and they always needed two people to do this job. Thanks to the robot, the work goes faster and they only need one person.
In order to improve quality of life through greater flexibility, back in 2017, Stefanie and Felix started thinking about automatic milking systems and looked at different systems in action at their peers’ farms and compared their advantages and disadvantages.
Dairy Mountain Holsteins in New Brunswick shares the success of the relaxed cow environment found in their BouMatic Robotics dairy operation.
Dock Road Dairy Farm on Prince Edward Island enjoys their 3x milking and production with their BouMatic Robotics product. They experience low SCC counts, few manual attaches on a consistent basis!
The Klop brothers from British Columbia, share their success with the new 3D camera, mounted to the head of our milking robot. They see quicker attach times, greater accuracy with fewer manual attaches with this new technology!
Skye Glen Holsteins in Nova Scotia shares their satisfaction with the BouMatic Robotics product. This video discusses how the addition of the new 3D Time of Flight camera has enhanced greatly the performance of the robot for the family at Sky Glen Holsteins!
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.
Vincent Roy is the third generation of the farm Patroy and Sons. They have an MR-D2 robot and currently milk 65 cows on the robot. “We currently have an average of 3.1 visits to the robot per cow and have an average milk production of 34kg per cow per day with an average of 160-180 days in milk. We have a potential of 80 stalls. We transitioned from a tie stall to a free stall.”
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!
The Toop Family Dairy Farm is experiencing great success with BouMatic Robotic's new camera-on-the-head technology.
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.
Marielle Lenferink, is the eldest Lenferink daughter and she has the lead role in the family business. Marielle got acquainted with the BouMatic milking philosopy and quality during her internship in a BouMatic parlour. “We milked with the BouMatic claw, which felt so light! That experience from the past settled the matter for me when we had to invest in a new parlour system in our own company. I wanted a BouMatic! We also chose BouMatic because of its toughness, reliability and the stainless steel. I feel fortunate every day that we chose BouMatic!”
Egbert and Tineke van Wieren with sons Mike and Harry operate Four Clover Dairy Inc., southwest of Thedford, Ontario.