History

Since it was founded in 1990, DLS has strategically partnered with innovative dairy equipment companies worldwide to provide the most complete product offering on the market. This product portfolio, coupled with over 25 years of experience in barn design, construction and service, has enabled the company to become a leader in the progressive dairy industry. In addition to providing fully integrated milking parlour systems, DLS brings to its customers cutting-edge technology including milking robots, automatic feed pushers, sand recovery systems, and the worlds quietest, most durable headlocks.

  • Surge
  • 1987

  • Bill van Logtenstein started working as a Service Tech with…

  • Bill van Logtenstein started working as a Service Tech with Surge dealer, Piet Verheul Ltd.
  • Frank and Steve
  • 1987

  • Frank Helder and Steve Gare started working as Service Techs…

  • Frank Helder and Steve Gare started working as Service Techs and are the companies longest running employees.
  • 1987

  • Piet Verheul had 10 people on staff including his wife…

  • Piet Verheul had 10 people on staff including his wife Betty. At this time the majority of service work was done by the three route drivers. Each route driver had his own territory and could reach any of his customers within half an hour. It?s hard to believe but at this time there were no cell phones yet and pagers were just starting to come out!
  • Double 8 Parlour
  • 1987

  • Sold Smeaton Farms a complete double 8 parlour with the…

  • Sold Smeaton Farms a complete double 8 parlour with the "new" infarmation electronic detacher, milk meters, parlour id and computer.
  • Walker Home Farm
  • 1987

  • Sold computer feeders to Walker Farms.

  • Sold computer feeders to Walker Farms.
  • Dairy Lane Systems Ltd. Building
  • 1990

  • Bill & Glenda van Logtenstein purchased Piet Verheul and moved…

  • Bill & Glenda van Logtenstein purchased Piet Verheul and moved the shop from Lambeth to a rented facility in Kilworth.
  • AutoCad
  • 1991

  • After finishing a parlour install at Burvilla Farms DLS saw…

  • After finishing a parlour install at Burvilla Farms DLS saw the need to design the entire barn for customers. Bill who had previously been sketching layouts by hand started drafting on the computer with Auto-Cad software.
  • First Surge One Touch System
  • 1991

  • First Surge One Touch System sold to John Garner.

  • First Surge One Touch System sold to John Garner.
  • Map territory in Ontario
  • 1992

  • DLS purchased Penta Surge dealership and expanded its milking territory.

  • DLS purchased Penta Surge dealership and expanded its milking territory.
  • Top-down-view of facility
  • 1998

  • DLS purchased land in Komoka and moved the facility to…

  • DLS purchased land in Komoka and moved the facility to its present location.
  • WestfaliaSurge
  • 1998

  • Westfalia purchased Surge and DLS became a WestfaliaSurge dealer. At…

  • Westfalia purchased Surge and DLS became a WestfaliaSurge dealer. At this point the milking territories were redrawn.
  • Lely robot
  • 1998

  • DLS sold one of the first Lely robots in North…

  • DLS sold one of the first Lely robots in North America before WestfaliaSurge announced their future intentions for a milking robot.
  • Aisle of equipment
  • 1998

  • Sold two double 10 Mag 40 parlours in the same…

  • Sold two double 10 Mag 40 parlours in the same day (Pedro Slits and Mari van Derveeken).
  • Jourdian Logo
  • 1999

  • DLS partners with Jourdain to bring their world leading stabling…

  • DLS partners with Jourdain to bring their world leading stabling products to the North American market.
  • JOZ
  • 1999

  • DLS partners with its first major manure equipment supplier, JOZ.

  • DLS partners with its first major manure equipment supplier, JOZ.
  • Employees infront of trucks
  • 2000

  • Through the 1990's DLS sold numerous double 10 and double…

  • Through the 1990's DLS sold numerous double 10 and double 12 Mag 90 parlours to Dutch immigrants, and the company grew to around 15 employees.
  • Cow in a rotary
  • 2000

  • Sold our first two rotary parlours to Jos Versteegen and…

  • Sold our first two rotary parlours to Jos Versteegen and Gerrit Peeters (both were 24 stalls).
  • Stables
  • 2005

  • Sold and installed our first large Jourdain stabling job at…

  • Sold and installed our first large Jourdain stabling job at Heeg.
  • Digester
  • 2005

  • DLS constructs one of the first agricultural digesters in Canada.

  • DLS constructs one of the first agricultural digesters in Canada.
  • Daritech Inc
  • 2005

  • DLS becomes a Daritech dealer.

  • DLS becomes a Daritech dealer.
  • 4 STANTON BROS DAIRY
  • 2005

  • DLS installed milking, manure, and stabling equipment at one of…

  • DLS installed milking, manure, and stabling equipment at one of the largest new barns in Canada (Stanton Bros Ltd.).
  • Group employee picture
  • 2005

  • The DLS staff celebrating Hal?s retirement party.

  • The DLS staff celebrating Hal?s retirement party.
  • Cows and the JOZ Tech
  • 2007

  • Sold and installed our first JOZ Tech manure robot.

  • Sold and installed our first JOZ Tech manure robot.
  • Walker Rotary
  • 2008

  • DLS installed a 50 stall rotary at Walker Farms.

  • DLS installed a 50 stall rotary at Walker Farms.
  • 2010

  • The next generation, Mike, John and Kim van Logtenstein become…

  • The next generation, Mike, John and Kim van Logtenstein become owners of DLS and take over the day to day operations.
  • DLS Biogas
  • 2010

  • The biogas division is spun out into its own company,…

  • The biogas division is spun out into its own company, DLS Biogas.
  • Bedding Master
  • 2010

  • Sold and installed our first Daritech BeddingMaster at Stonecreek Farms.

  • Sold and installed our first Daritech BeddingMaster at Stonecreek Farms.
  • Outside facility
  • 2010

  • Employees: DLS 27.

  • Employees: DLS 27.
  • Mlone milking robot
  • 2011

  • DLS sold the first GEA MIone automated milking robot in…

  • DLS sold the first GEA MIone automated milking robot in North America.
  • Warehouse
  • 2012

  • This was the last of 5 facility expansions from 1998…

  • This was the last of 5 facility expansions from 1998 - 2012. The purpose of this expansion was to accommodate for our increased Jourdain Stabling stock.
  • LaBuvette-EN
  • 2013

  • DLS partners with La Buvette to bring their waterers to…

  • DLS partners with La Buvette to bring their waterers to the North American market.
  • 2014

  • DLS becomes an authorized GEA Houle manure equipment dealer.

  • DLS becomes an authorized GEA Houle manure equipment dealer.
  • 2014

  • First Daritech Sand Recovery System installed at Ijsseldijk Dairy.

  • First Daritech Sand Recovery System installed at Ijsseldijk Dairy.
  • All employees and vehicles.
  • 2015

  • DLS now has about 50 employees and 28 vehicles.

  • DLS now has about 50 employees and 28 vehicles.
Barn Talk Cows with collars.

Milking, Manure, & Cow Health

July 11, 2016

With all the industry buzz revolving ProAction, animal welfare has been a hot topic in the news and on farms. Specifically, cow lameness has been targeted as one of the key elements…

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