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- Mother's Day on the Dairy Farm Interview
Written by Emy Millican Photo of Silva Family. Ah-Zet Dairy in Buhl, Idaho is owned by David and Denise Silva & EV Farms. Their farm consists of 2,000 milking cows and 200 approximate acres of farm ground. I thought of interviewing Denise because she is one of the kindest mother's I have met and she will go out of her way to help others. As a new mother myself, I came to Denise for help. She took time out of her day, printed out baby food recipes and gave me products she used for her kids so that I would have peace of mind when walking into this new space of motherhood. What better way to honor Mother’s Day this year than to interview this amazing mother of four. Emy Millican: What will your Mother’s Day look like this year? Denise Silva: It will be with all my kids! My oldest is home from college. We will just be enjoying the beautiful weather, barbequing and helping the boys walk their 4-H heifers. Which walking the heifers is usually a family affair, and because we are in the breaking process, it is every day! EM: Would you say that raising kids in the dairy and farming industry is valuable? DS: Raising kids on a farm has been such a blessing; not everyone can say they have cows literally in their backyard but we do! We at times take the cows being close for granted, but the conversations and life lessons that we have gotten definitely are not. As a mom we always hope that we are raising our kids the “right way” but you add animals, large equipment, and employees you quickly find out there is no book for that! EM: How would you best describe your kids and what they like to do? DS: I have four kids. My oldest is in college majoring in Animal Veterinary Sciences on the Pre-Vet track. My second is into technology and Legos, he has the engineering brain. The third, a go-getter that is going to raise cows and be just like his dad. The fourth is a toddler who is mesmerized by “moos” and tractors and will walk half a mile to get to them! They are all finding their way and place on the farm, and I just hope as a mom in this industry I have made a space for my daughter in it and I have taught my boys that there is a place for care taking in the industry.
- ‼️NEW 120 STALL ROTARY AND CROSSVENT COMING SOON‼️
📣Construction is underway! It is so pleasing to see the project come together! Both Progressive Dairy Service & Elevation Electric are excited to be a part of building THE FIRST 120 Stall BouMatic rotary in the WORLD🌎! ✨Located close to home at Riverbend Dairy in Wendell, Idaho✨ Follow to keep up with the progression!!
- SD Lely Tour
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- Ventilation Testimonial
Watch our interview with dairyman Ryan Kroes of SunRidge Dairy in Nampa, Idaho. We are the Magic Valley and Treasure Valley dealer of VES ventilation products. Big thanks to B7 Construction for installing these fans on SunRidge Dairy.
- Learn with LELY Event in Southern Idaho
Dear Valued Customer, Snake River Robotics and Dan Ward are hosting a Learn with Lely Event. This is your chance to see Lely Robotics in your area. Located in Burley Idaho, Jersey Land Dairy has been milking 1,050 jerseys with 18 Lely Astronaut A5 robotic milking systems since the beginning of 2020. Dan Ward will be giving a tour with Snake River Robotics on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. MTN to tell us the how, why and what’s happening next at their operation. They have great information to share and with a vision to grow, participants will understand where they have come from and where they are going. If you would like more information, Download the information sheet attached and we hope to see you there! We as Progressive Dairy Service are also your local Lely Center. Contact our Sales Manager Dustin Lickley for more information: Dustin Lickley Sales Manager, Progressive Dairy Service (208)731-5911 Dustin_pds@outlook.com
- Grand Opening Event
July 9, 2020 | 12:00PM to 5:00PM We welcome the public to join us in celebrating the grand opening of Elevation Electric and Progressive Dairy Service at our new storefront. Come have fun and eat food with us as we will have music and free giveaways! Featuring Big Fatty Bar-B-Que Visit our Facebook event at https://facebook.com/progressivedairyservice/ Questions, and concerns, call (208) 669-2812 or email email@example.com.
- WE INSTALL AUTOMATIC MILKING DETACHERS!
The BECO IMMIX G2 detacher is an economical detacher that can bring a huge value to your dairy! It has full parlor performance reporting in a simple and robust detacher, that will last for years on your dairy. Detacher settings are easily changed with a click of a mouse. Set maximum milk time for both automatic milking mode and manual milking mode. Real time information available at the computer. A BECO 7/8" system will accept both 7/8" and 3/4" milk hose for maximum milk quality benefits. Optional Grab-N-Go feature for vacuum models allowing the operator to attach units without touching a button.
- BUILD A CAREER AT PDS!
We are now on ZipRecruiter. Visit this website https://www.ziprecruiter.com/job/54cf1cf6 and apply for our Dairy Service Technician position. Comprehensive benefit package, simple IRA and paid holiday!
- Deck Flush Install
Here is a recent deck flush and controller our install crew put in! A clean parlor will help manage environmental pathogens and help keep cows and milkers healthy. Follow our Facebook page to see more of what we can do for you and your dairy! #pds #progressivedairyservice #dairy #pdsinstall #idaho #deckflushPLCcontrol #waterstorage #animalhealth