Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 9:25 pm
Garip – A unique achievement in the field of dairy farming took place on Saturday in Gariep. 41-year-old farmer Theon Sepma was able to produce more than one million liters of milk in one year using a single milking robot.
The moment came on Saturday evening when the milk truck entered the Gravenloan farm. About 7,600 liters of milk remain to be collected, and this number has been far exceeded at 8,062 litres. The million mark has been reached.
The 41-year-old Sibama has been active at the current address for about seven years. In addition to farming, he is also a business consultant in the agricultural sector advising other farmers. Siba was introduced to the profession through Father Pete Siba. Brother Peter also has a farm a stone's throw from Theon.
Director Geert Jacob van Dijk from DeLaval came specifically to Garyp because of the “Million”. “This is a huge achievement and a first in the Benelux countries, and perhaps all over the world.” The LaVaval V310 is located in Gariep, and this milking robot continuously milks 74 cows. The cows walk independently to the machine when they want to be milked. When Van Dyck was asked about the secret, he said: “It is the cow, Theon and his staff and the robot. This is a huge challenge and other robots have more difficulty with it.”
Theon Seba surprised family and friends early Saturday evening. Everyone wanted to be present when the counter crossed the million mark. The secret for Sipma is: “Thinking things right. It's all about quality, feel and comfort.”
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