At All-American, take virtual tour of a dairy

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Visitors to the All-American Ag Academy can take a tour of a progressive dairy without leaving the 2015 All-American Dairy Show.

 

The show runs Sept. 12-17 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg.

 

The virtual tour shows GlamourView Farm, a state-of-the-art dairy built in 2014 in Walkersville, Maryland. The video presentation highlights new technology in calf care,  and milking parlors.

 

GlamourView partners, Craig Walton and Emily Thornburg, will tell the story of GlamourView, discuss the benefits of the new technologies and efficiency improvements, and share their goals for the future.

 

The presentation is part of the new All-American Ag Academy that provides educational opportunities to attendees in the Dairy Activities Center during trade show hours. The GlamourView video will run at the top of the hour every day 10 a.m.-3 p.m. during All-American week.

 

See the farm’s robotic milking system, an automated calf feeding system, robotic feed pusher, the latest in cow comfort, sensitive alley scrapers and an automatic ventilation system.

 

It also highlights how the farm harnesses natural resources, discussing the solar energy system and its panels covering the freestall barn roof as well as the operation’s rainwater collection system.

 

About the show

The All-American features 22 shows in six days in addition to the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show. Last year’s show featured nearly 2,800 animals and more than 1,300 exhibitors from across the nation.

 

For more information, visit www.allamerican.state.pa.us.

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