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Thank you to the following Michigan & Indiana Farm Tour sponsors!
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Complimentary Admission & Brunch, 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Outdoor Farm Show grounds
Dinner & Evening Program, Quality Inn, Woodstock. Thursday evening, enjoy a full course dinner and renew acquaintances in the Vansittart Room at the Quality Inn in Woodstock.
5:30 PM: HAPPY HOUR (cash bar)
6:30 PM: BUFFET DINNER with presentation by Michael Barrett, “Is the ingredient strategy working and current industry/Gay Lea events”
Thank you to EastGen for sponsorship of the evening banquet.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Annual 1-day Bus Farm Tour
The tour bus departs from the lower parking lot of the Quality Inn at 7:45 AM sharp.
2017 Tour Stops:
Markvale Holsteins, Clarence Markus
Rebuilt in 2014 after fire
D10 GEA parlour with potential to expand
Sand barn with a pack for dry cows
New calf barn with the rail feeding system
Double 20 parallel GEA parlour with flush holding area
Sand barn with ~100,000 SCC built in 2016
Kie Farms, Erica & Dirk Kiestra
D25 GEA parlour with flush parlour and holding area, tunnel ventilated barn
Hammond Farms, Dave & Glen
Built the barn in 2015 with 4 Lely robots
Converted their old parlour into a calf facility with computer feeding in group housing
Lintfield Farms, Ben & Remco Brinke
40 internal GEA rotary, 180 cows per hour
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