Interest Growing for Robotic Milking Systems

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Audio, Dairy, GEA Farm Technologies, Milking Parlor, Robotics, World Dairy Expo

Between the growing world’s increased production demands, consistently low milk prices, and the public push for stricter production and quality standards, dairy farmers are facing several significant challenges. Innovative solutions are necessary to help producers navigate through the changes and pressures facing the industry, and more farmers than ever are turning to automation technology from companies like GEA. The company … Read More

CRV Unveils Robot Breeding Values

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, Breeding, Cattle, Dairy, Robotics

Starting in April 2016, producers in the U.S. can now include the CRV robot traits in their breeding decisions to help increase efficiency with their automatic milking systems (AMS). The robot traits are broken down into three separate breeding values: Robot Efficiency, Milking Interval, and Heifer Habituation. Robot Efficiency indicates how efficiently a cow completes milking after entering the robot. … Read More

Open House to Feature Lely Astronaut

Cindy ZimmermanRobotics

The Oechsner farm in Mayville, Wisconsin will be the site of an open house this week featuring the Lely Astronaut A3 Next robotic milking system and Juno automatic feed pusher. The open house will be held on Wedesday, November 16, from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm and attendees will have the chance to see the Lely Astronaut in action, tour … Read More

New DeLaval AMR Robotics On Display

Chuck ZimmermanInternational, Robotics, Video, World Dairy Expo

Robotics is a word I’ve been hearing a lot around the media room at this year’s Expo. That’s probably because of several announcements like this one from DeLaval. At this year’s show they’re debuting the AMR automatic milking rotary system. I interviewed Thierry Perrotin, Marketing Implementation Manager, who is based in Sweden. You can see the unit in action in … Read More