2019 SWNC Speaker
“Challenges and Benefits of Robot Milkers on a 2200 Cow Dairy”
Brian Houin was born and raised on his family farm in Plymouth, Indiana. He graduated from Purdue in 2003 with a degree in Meteorology and a minor in Spanish. Even though he doesn’t practice forecasting the weather, it gave him a passion for analyzing data. Faced with the challenge of staying competitive in the dairy industry, the Homestead Dairy family decided to embrace technology and build an automated calf facility and a new robotic facility to take advantage of new technologies and improve efficiencies.