Pires Dairy Farm is a large dairy farm based out of Gustine, California. Their operations have grown substantially since they first began in 1982. They moved to a new location in 1992 and are currently milking a 3,200-cow herd.
Pires Dairy Farm has been working closely with Modesto Dairy Solutions since 2007 when we first built them a new rotary milking parlor. This time around, they contacted us to upgrade their barn equipment to improve efficiency and reduce labor costs.
Before the upgrade, Pires was nearly blind in terms of monitoring their entire milk production process. They wanted instant access to information about their daily operations that they simply couldn’t obtain with their current equipment. Specifically, they wanted an advanced milk metering system so that they could make money-saving changes to their milking operations. They also had a problem with cow chasing, which we knew could be solved with a customized holding pen that would also cut back on many hours of unnecessary labor.