2017 has been a really big year for Majestic Crossing Dairy, and we wouldn’t be where we are today — milking our herd on 13 robotic milking machines — without a lot of help from a lot of people.
Community members, farmers in the area and vendors whom we have developed relationships with over the years came to help guide the cows to use the robots when they were transitioning to the new system. Our employees worked longer hours to make sure the cows were comfortable and getting milked. Our nutritionist spent extra time with us, helping us determine the perfect mixture of grain to put in the feed pan in front of the cows. The list goes on.
The amount of people it took to remodel our freestall barns is also astounding. From electricians to plumbers to dairy equipment installers to construction crews to the people who figured out how to get the manure to flow in the right direction. There are so many specialists that needed to come together to get this job done, and we are extremely thankful for every one of them.
When I reflect over the last seven months or so, I realize how tremendously lucky we are to farm where we are. To our family members, neighbors, employees and friends who have helped us on our journey this year, thank you. We couldn’t have done it without you.