Michigan & Indiana Farm Tour

AUGUST 22-24, 2017

The August 22-24th tour is now full. We are looking into running the same tour at a later date. Please contact us if you are interested.

Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show Activities, Woodstock ON

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.

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

Tom Jackson
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
33-34L 2X

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