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Open house features robotic milking equipment


AURORA, Ore. -- A DeLaval Voluntary Milking System will be the star of an open house on Wednesday, April 18.



The system -- said to be the first of its kind on the West Coast -- is installed at Mayfield Farm in Aurora, Ore.



The open house will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the farm, 25000 Butteville Road.



The DeLaval VMS allows for round-the-clock milking designed to optimize high quality milk yield, the company said in a statement.



The open house is sponsored by DeLaval and the Eggert family, which owns Mayfield Farm. An organic producer, Mayfield Farm installed one DeLaval Voluntary Milking System this year.






Directions to Mayfield Farm



Traveling south of Wilsonville on Interstate 5 take exit 282B (Charbonneau District) then go west for 1 mile and look for the "Open House" sign on the left.



Traveling north of Woodburn on Interstate 5 take exit 282 (Canby) and go west 1 mile to the "Open House" sign on left.



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