Bradford Dairy Farm

Sparta, Michigan

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Summary

Phase
complete
Budget
$5.2 Million

Description

This state-of-the-art dairy farm facility was built with a double 20 cow milking parlor which is expandable to double 30. There is a floor flush system with pop-up heads that flush the cow platform and holding pen along the sloped concrete floor. At the back of the holding pen are trench drains which receive the flush surge.

The parlor includes an operator pit and cow platforms as well as a computer where each cow’s information is evaluated and stored. The basement below the operator pit is where the milk is channeled into the milk receiver tank before reaching the bulk tanks.

Beyond the holding pen are maternity pens and two free-stall, or loafing barns, where the cows eat and sleep.