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Learn How To Maximize Efficiencies at the 2021 PDPW Dairy Robotics Tour

July 5, 2021
Contact: Shelly Mayer
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Learn How To Maximize Efficiencies at the 2021 PDPW Dairy Robotics Tour
Three Dairy Producers Showcase Their Robotic Technology
DAIRY NEWS – Dairy producers will share how robotics have increased their farm productivity and performance during the Professional Dairy Producers® (PDPW) 2021 Dairy Robotics Tours, Thursday, July 15.
Sponsored by Lely, the Dairy Robotics Tour is designed for dairy owners, managers and herdspeople looking to maximize efficiencies. The one-day program, with a tour bus pick-up at 9:00 a.m. and returning at 4:00 p.m. at the Shawano Community High School, 220 County Road B, Shawano, Wis., will be held at the following farms:  
Horsens Homestead recently installed 12 Lely A5 robots to help boost cow comfort at their 1,200-cow dairy and provide the best possible working environment for team members. The two Lely A5 robots at Shawland Dairy have increased production, cow comfort and labor efficiency on their 130-cow operation. The 10 Lely A5 robots implemented March 2020 on the 630-cow dairy at Olson Dairy Farms, Inc., have reduced labor challenges and improved family time.
Also on hand will be tour facilitator Jim Salfer, an educator with the University of Minnesota-Extension who has led several on-farm research projects on over 140 farms in the Midwest.
“The dairy industry is changing rapidly. Robotic technology is changing even faster to keep cow comfort and efficiency at the forefront. This tour will showcase how robotics can benefit both cow and human welfare,” said Shelly Mayer, dairy farmer from Slinger, Wis., and Executive Director of PDPW.
Cost to register is $79 for PDPW members and $200 for non-members, which covers workshop materials and lunch. The 2021 PDPW Dairy Robotics Tour is an accredited training and offers up to 4.5 Dairy AdvanCE continuing education (CE) credits. To learn more or secure credits, visit
To reserve your spot on the 2021 PDPW Dairy Robotics Tour, contact PDPW at 1-800-947-7379. Learn more at
Professional Dairy Producers (PDPW) is the nation's largest dairy producer-led organization of its kind, focusing on producer professionalism, stakeholder engagement and unified outreach to share ideas, solutions, resources and experiences that help dairy producers succeed.