Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence


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2011 Regional Award Winner

 

Delhome Farms Ltd - Milverton

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Photo of Fareed Amin, Deputy Minister, Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ron and Debbie Riddell

Fareed Amin, Deputy Minister, Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Ron and Debbie Riddell

Imagine a dairy farm where one manager can oversee 250 cows that milk themselves, where calves are raised on an automatic feeder, and all the animals have the cleanest, healthiest, most environmentally sustainable place to live. You don't have to imagine if you are one of the 2,500 industry people who have toured Delhome Farms. Here, various technologies from different industries have been combined to develop an extremely efficient and automated dairy facility. Among the innovations is the recycling of all the water used on the farm to clean cow hooves and barn floors. The barn is located and built in a way that takes advantage of natural ventilation. It is also under video surveillance, and can be monitored from anywhere in the world.


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