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WESTERN ONTARIO: Brothers move from tie-stall to robot barn to appeal to seven growing children

Posted on Feb 1st, 2019 by Rebecca Degelder

WESTERN ONTARIO: Brothers move from tie-stall to robot barn to appeal to seven growing children

LISTOWEL - The first few weeks in a new freestall barn have gone much better than anticipated for brothers Dave and Doug Johnston. The Listowel-area farmers are now milking 70 cows with two Lely A5 robots after the cows moved into the new barn on Dec. 17. “We expected to spend a lot of time in the barn and pushing a lot of cows (into the milker),” said Doug. “After two or three days, they were basically on their own. We’re ahead of expectations of where we thought we should be. We’re already producing more milk than we thought.”... 

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