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Tom & Katrien De Vos

Originally from Belgium the De Vos family has been farming in the US for seven years expanding their herd from 700 to 3,400 cows in 2015.

“We chose an 84 bail Centrus because of its strength and lightness. We operate a 24/7 operation so reliability and low maintenance are critical factors. We also wanted to work with a company who would be innovative and develop systems uniquely suited to our needs – and Waikato Milking Systems has done, and continues to do, that. The rotary consistently milks easily around 500 cows per hour for 20 hours each day delivering on average over 117,520 litres (267,000 pounds) of milk per day, 365 days per year.”

Herd Size 3450
Dairy Type Centrus XP HD Composite Rotary
Plant Size 84 Bails
Key Technologies SmartECRs, SmartSPRAY, SmartPULS, SmartLINK, SmartWASH, Electronic Milk Meter