Monday, 29 May 2017

Stensland Family Farm

On Saturday we went to Stensland Family Farm, which is a local dairy farm.  They have an icecream shop in Sioux Falls which is fantastic!  We had a great time at the farm, seeing all the cows, feeding some calves, and finding out how robots are changing the dairy industry.  The cows are all milked by a robot.  Whenever a cow feels ready to be milked, she steps into a specific area which activates the robot.  The cow is trained to position herself correctly, and the robot cleans her teats, then hooks up the milking machine, milks her, disconnects, and then she steps out.  The whole thing takes 5-7 minutes.  We saw it happen from start to finish.  Amazing.

Eden watches the milking robot.  You can see the container filling with milk behind the glass window.

Sampling the icecream.

Our own little cow.

1 comment:

MOM said...

The milking robot sounds amazing! I want to see that.