For the first time ever, at the Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm, you will be able to see a cow get milked without any farmers providing assistance. While previous editions of the Father’s Day tradition have featured rotary parlors where dozens of cows get milked at the same time, Kinnard Highland Dairy Farm in Casco will be the first to showcase robotic milking systems developed by Lely. Dave and Randy Kinnard installed two systems in 2015 where they milked just over 100 cows. The herd has since grown to 290 cows after they installed a couple of more robots and added a robotic feed pusher to the mix in their free-stall barn. It is a far cry from when they last hosted the Breakfast on the Farm in 1989. David Kinnard is excited to show off how technology has helped them.
The Kinnard Family also upgraded its accommodations for its youngest cows, completing construction on a new calf barn earlier this year. The Kewaunee County Breakfast on the Farm begins at 7 a.m. with a church service at 7 a.m., followed by a meal service at 8 a.m.
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