Featured AMS Galaxy USA installations

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PANKRATZ FARMS / MARSHFIELD, WI

Located in Central Wisconsin, this third-generation dairy and beef operation relies on Urban CalfMom automatic calf feeders to stay on top of their 250+ calves. 

“The work is different now. We have more than twice as many calves to care for, but instead of spending time feeding, we do more cleaning and management,” says Jon. “The cleaning is easier, the calves are healthy, and we are seeing better rates of gain and bigger calves.”

    — Steve & Barb Pankratz

 

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Varel dairy, inc. / bartelso, il

Varel Dairy  is a 900-cow operation, with 200 head of calves, utilizing one Urban CalfMom connected to four drinking stations with eight access points.

“The Urban CalfMom is well thought-out in its function and detail, with a cleaning system that works on its own twice a day,” Eric explains. “It’s a good machine, and we like the concept of one master-unit linked to additional drinking stations because it is a more economical way to spread the technology over more calves.”

    — Eric Varel 

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new day dairy / clarksville, ia

With the help of AMS Galaxy USA, New Day Dairy expanded their 125-year-old family barn and transformed it into a modern, robotic dairy barn. They're now milking 105 cows (and growing!)

More than 2 years after installing our Astrea 20.20, we know we made the right decision.  We appreciate the machine's simplicity.  We also value the week-long tech school that taught us to perform preventative maintenance and repairs on our beloved "Rita" the robot.  This allows us to keep our repair costs low & cows milking even when there is a problem, which is inevitable when working with technology & machines.

    — Dan & Lynn Bolin

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MJC PRECISION DAIRY SOLUTIONS / NEW PARIS, IN

“AMS Galaxy USA has greatly enhanced our ability to manage our dairy farm. With the Astrea 20.20, Hetwin bedding robot, and Galaxy Comfort Brushes, our cow comfort is better and milk production is higher. These products have also allowed our dairy to become much less labor intensive. We love our Galaxy products! ”

    — Micah Martin

 

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WALDO WAY DAIRY FARM / MINEOLA, TX

“Waldo Way Dairy Farm is home of the first robotic diary in the state. Our farm installed the Astrea 20.20 one year ago and was simply the best farm decision we ever made. Rosie Robot has given us the opportunity to catapult our raw milk dairy business into the future. During our first year there was a steep learning curve that came with owning a robot but the AMS Galaxy staff were readily available day or night, by phone, text or email when questions arose. Remarkable!”

“Our farm is thankful to be a part of the AMS Galaxy team!  Give them a call today for we believe that every dairy farm needs at least one of their robots. The best from our farm to yours.”

    — Ris and Trenton 

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valley mound farms / scipio center, ny

“With the Alma Pro, our calves are eating 10 liters per day now and never have to wait to be fed. The Alma Pro has cut our labor to 1/3, and has allowed my parents to leave the farm and go on a cruise, which is something they've never been able to do in the farming careers up to now.

“For someone like me that that truly loves their calves, it’s one of the best pieces of equipment I’ve ever purchased and worth every penny.  I think the calves love it as much as I do!”

   — Mike Whitten 

 

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lussier farms

“December 17th of 2017 we had our first cows enter our AMS Galaxy Astrea 20.20 robotic milking system. Going into this enormous change we knew we would have several challenges, but less than a year later we have to say we’re beyond happy with the outcome. While researching different products to fit our milking needs, the Galaxy Astrea 20.20 caught our attention with its unique design for adapting to less than perfect udders.

We went from a swing 10 automatic takeoff parlor to a retrofit Galaxy robot and we would never turn back. Since we've had our robot we've started improving our herd genetics, made numerous barn changes to make everything more simple for us and the animals and our regular chores are a quarter of the time. Our robot has benefited us in so many ways and by far exceeded our expectations. This is the future, and the more efficient way of farming.”

   — Lussier family 

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McKinney farms / WINTHROP, MN

McKinney Farms has been using the Galaxy Astrea 20.20 since February 2016.  They currently milk 128 cows in a bedded pack barn that has been retrofitted to accommodate the robotic milking system.  They also use a pasture gate to manage grazing with the herd.  After milking robotically for more than three years, we asked Darren what he thought of his experience so far.

“I would start by saying, I'm not going to tell anyone that I know for certain this is the best automatic milking system, because to be honest this is the only system I know much about.  I'm actually pretty sure all of them have their good points. However, what I love about the Galaxy Astrea 20.20 robot is that with a little remote help from support, there is virtually nothing that I can't fix to get myself milking again when something does happen.  I have neighbors who have the competition robots, and I never hear stories of how they love the support that they get. I can honestly say that is what I think sets AMS Galaxy USA apart from the rest:  their team there is second to none.  They will do whatever it takes to make my operation more successful.  Back to the machine itself, if there is one thing that people looking at the Galaxy Astrea 20.20 robot should know, is that the information that it gives you will help you be a better dairy farmer.  I think that is something that not everyone realizes.”

   — Darren McKinney