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Slideshow: Compass Dairy Farms Ltd.

Published on 12 November 2018

Earlier this year, brothers Teun and Ben De Beer welcomed their herd of 480 milking cows into a new facility on the farm near Mount Elgin, Ontario. The new six-row, sand-bedded freestall barn with perimeter feeding was built for the milking cows. It was built to reduce crowding in the farm’s existing four-row barn with mattresses and a slatted floor.

In addition, they replaced their old double-10 parlour with a new 50-stall external rotary parlour to provide more consistency in the milking routine and significantly cut down the amount of time spent milking cows.

See this and more of the operation in the slideshow below.

Photos by Karen Lee.

Learn more about Compass Dairy Farms here.