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Iowa Dairy Expert Plans Visit to Maine Aug. 24

August 24, 2021

Dr. Larry Tranel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach dairy specialist and a nationally recognized leader in the economics of efficient milking systems will be at Bò Lait Farm,  414 W. Washington Rd,  Washington Maine at 10:30AM on August 24, 2021 and at Sweetland Farm, 29 Bessey Ridge Rd. Albion, Maine at 1:00PM on the same day.

Tranel is well-known in the dairy industry for his low-cost TRANS Iowa swing parlor renovation plans for tie-stall barns. He has also researched robotic milking systems. BoLait farm has installed a TRANS Iowa parlor and Sweetland Farm is contemplating installing one in an old tie-stall barn in the near future.

The general format of the meetings will be a site visit at a farm that has installed a TRANS Iowa parlor and at another farm contemplating a renovation. These meetings will be informal with plenty of time for questions.

There is no fee to attend but registration is requested by August 23. For more information, to register, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Billiejo Pendleton at 207.342.5971 or Rick Kersbergen at

This event is sponsored by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Stonyfield Organic, Organic Valley, University of Vermont Cooperative Extension, Northeast Dairy Business Innovation Center, University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, New Hampshire Dairy Practices Committee, AgriMark, and Dairy Farmers of America. 


August 24, 2021
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