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In the second of our two posts examining the necessary steps for a smooth transition from conventional milking to robotic milking, we look at herd preparation.
In the first of two posts we look at the necessary steps for a smooth transition from conventional milking to robotic milking. Here we consider the issues that need to be addressed up to six months before startup.
If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. If you want to see how well your robotic milking operation is running, then it’s important to use some specific key performance indicators (KPIs).
Installing an automatic milking system doesn’t bring instant answers to dairy farming challenges in itself: to get the very best output from the herd requires careful thought, planning and consideration. And the best place to start is by looking at … Continue reading
Today approximately 10,000 farms across the globe milk more than 1.2 million cows in automatic milking systems. Northern Europe, Holland, Germany and France have lead this paradigm shift in milking. Ninety percent of new equipment installations in Sweden and Finland, and … Continue reading
In our last blog, we discussed the most common cow traffic system, free cow traffic. This post discusses the second option, guided cow traffic. Guided cow traffic increases robot capacity and labour efficiency This cow traffic system is designed to increase … Continue reading
No two robotic dairy operations are the same. Every farm is as unique as the people who run them. In order to get the best return on your investment, it’s wise to research proven methods used by other farmers in … Continue reading
With a milking robot producers can work smarter rather than harder. They might also enjoy a better quality of life with added flexibility in their schedule and activities – a clear advantage of robotic milking over conventional operations. A milking … Continue reading
This cow traffic system is designed to increase robot capacity and labor efficiency. In this system a selection gate is used to guide and pre-select cows for milking. The gate’s software determines whether or not a cow has permission to … Continue reading
With a free cow traffic system, cows decide when to eat, milk and rest without a specific order or pattern. Due to its simplicity and relative performance, free flow has been very popular around the world, working under different scenarios … Continue reading