WI, Stevens Point,: A-MEN Group to Feltz Family Farm Tour
August 28, 2018 - August 28, 2018
Host Church: St Paul Lutheran Church et al
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A trip to the Family Farm Greetings
Our A-MEN Group visited the Feltz Family Dairy Farm in Stevens Point, spending more that 2 hours listening to and watching the Feltz's interesting story about their completely automated milking operation.
The barn holds 100 head of cattle divided into 2 equal groups in free stall pens. Each cow has a chip in their ear and this chip keeps track of the activities of each animal. They head into the automatic miking parlor when ever they feel they have the need to be milked. Most cows get milked 3 times a day and some will be milked 4 times a day.
Sixteen pounds of cranberry flavored feed are the treat waiting for each cow as they enter the milking parlor. All milking is done automatically by computer. There are no people in the barn area! Even the barn is cleaned by automation.
After our tour our group of 15 men enjoyed a large bowl of ice cream.