Alan and Ruth Hageman Family Farms Open Barn to feature Lely's Astronaut Robotic Milking System

Alan and Ruth Hageman Family Farms will host an Open Barn Saturday, June 9, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring the Lely Astronaut robotic milking system. Guests will have the opportunity to see the Lely Astronaut in action, tour the state-of-the-art facility and ask questions about the technology.

Hageman family

"Alan and Ruth Hageman Family Farms is an excellent example of how dairy automation is changing not only the way producers operate their dairies, but the way producers live their lives," says Lely North America president, Peter Langebeeke. "We invite the community to speak with members of the Hageman family and gain the first-hand knowledge and experience they can provide regarding dairy automation."

Lely Astronaut

Open Barn Information
What: Alan and Ruth Hageman Family Farms Open Barn
When: Saturday, June 9, 2012, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: 1668 County Road W46, Decorah, Iowa 52101
More info: Contact Fitzgerald Inc. for more information (563-245-2560).

About Lely North America
Lely North America is part of the Lely Group based in Maassluis, The Netherlands. Lely strives for improvement in the financial and social well-being of customers by being the company in the dairy/cattle market that offers pioneering, state-of-the-art farming solutions. For more than 60 years, Lely has been well known for providing products, services and solutions that are relevant and meaningful to cattle producers, because they have been specifically designed to meet their needs. As a result, Lely is the acknowledged market leader in automated milking systems and holds a strong position in the grassland machinery sector.

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