DAIRY SPECIALISTS LLC ANNOUNCES THE ACQUISITION OF
OREGON-BASED PRIORITY ROBOTICS OF TILLAMOOK INC.
Dairy Specialists LLC (Dairy Specialists) of Evans, Colorado, is pleased to announce it has finalized an agreement to acquire the assets of Priority Robotics of Tillamook Inc. (Priority Robotics), effective July 1, 2021. Priority Robotics, which was founded in 2015, specializes in the distribution, installation and service of robotic dairy milking equipment and holds an exclusive territory dealership for Oregon and Washington with Lely North America, the worldwide leader in dairy robotics.
The acquisition of Priority Robotics, located in Tillamook, Oregon, increases the market share of Dairy Specialists in robotics and broadens the company’s geographical reach to better serve the increasingly technological dairy industry. Priority Robotics currently employs six individuals in the Tillamook region, all of whom will remain on staff and continue serving customers under the Priority Robotics of Tillamook Inc. name.
“It is an exciting time in the industry, and the acquisition of Priority Robotics fits perfectly into our strategic business model. We are cutting edge when it comes to technology, so adding the talent and resources of Priority Robotics allows us to gain more leverage in the industry,” says Brian Stork, chief operations officer at Dairy Specialists.
Kurt Mizee, the founder and owner of Priority Robotics, will serve as an independent consultant to Dairy Specialists. He will assist with integrating the two companies and help transition customers and staff onto the Dairy Specialists platform. He will also continue to own and serve as vice president of Tilla-Bay Farms, Inc., which was the first dairy in the Western United States to install a robotic dairy milking system in 2011.
“I feel strongly that Dairy Specialists’ values and leadership align with the vision and mission of Priority Robotics,” said Mizee. “This sale provides a greater array of resources to better position the business into the future.”
About Dairy Specialists
Dairy Specialists LLC, a subsidiary of Ag Property Solutions (www.agpropertysolutions.com) is one of the largest and most innovative commercial dairy service and equipment dealerships in the country. The company supplies commercial dairy farms with innovative parlor designs, new construction, remodels, robotic milkers, dairy waste management and 24/7 tech services. Additionally, the company offers state-of-the-art dairy equipment, parts, and supplies thanks to strategic partnerships with a myriad of the world’s best manufacturers and suppliers. For more information, visit www.dairyspecialists.com/.
About Priority Robotics
Priority Robotics of Tillamook Inc. is a dairy robotics dealership established in 2015, by farmers for farmers. The company proudly sells equipment made by Lely of North America. With a business model based on reliability, consistency and efficiency, Priority Robotics is a trusted supplier, contributing to the success of their customers. Along with Lely, Priority Robotics takes customers to the next level in dairy automation.
The Chapin family of Colorado believes in pressing forward and making advancements to secure their farm’s future. They recently invested in 12 Lely Astronaut A5 robotic milking systems in order to maximize efficiency with their herd of registered Holsteins. Check out this video to learn their story!
AG PROPERTY SOLUTIONS ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP
WITH COLORADO-BASED DAIRY SPECIALISTS, LLC
January 13, 2021 – Ag Property Solutions (APS) is pleased to announce it has invested in a majority interest of Dairy Specialists, LLC. The partnering of these two industry-leading companies will create opportunities for both entities to better service livestock producers nationwide across species.
APS is a growing market leader that helps livestock producers across the United States with their facility needs. This includes providing expertise and guidance in new construction, remodeling projects and 24/7 maintenance and service support, as well as access to products and equipment from a wide selection of quality vendors and manufacturers. Based in Emmetsburg, Iowa, APS is a majority owned subsidiary of Omaha, Nebraska-based Standard Nutrition Company. For more information on the innovative solutions, products and expertise APS provides livestock producers, visit: www.agpropertysolutions.com.
Dairy Specialists will continue to operate and service customers under the same name and Randy Sorensen, the founder and current owner of the company, will remain with the company as Chairman while also remaining a partner in the business along with several other key personnel. Brian Stork, Chief Operating Officer for APS, will assume the same role for Dairy Specialists and be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations for both companies.
“APS offers a full, turnkey option for livestock producers of all sizes looking for construction and maintenance expertise. This exciting new partnership will open the door for us to become more involved in the dairy industry and allow us to broaden our animal housing knowledge and services to other species,” commented Stork.
Click here to view a copy of the official news release announcing this new partnership.