July 26 2021
University of Guelph’s Trevor DeVries talked specifically about automation in the area of feed mixing and delivery during the Precision Dairy Conference
March 4 2021
Before we made the actual purchase of our voluntary milking systems, we went and looked at many different farms that had them. We wanted to see the pros and cons and how the herds were managed
Feb. 5 2021
The other night, our robotic milkers called 36 times with one alarm or another. My dad got an early start on morning milking simply because he had been up since 11 p.m. the night prior tending to the robots
Aug. 11 2020
Feeding and management for robotic milking system success was presented by Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension
March 2 2020
Along with nearly every industry in the country, dairy has welcomed robotic technologies and artificial intelligence into the workplace in hopes of stemming labor shortages
Oct. 25 2019
As new technologies emerge, milking cows robotically continues to gain interest and adoption, but there’s a gap between research and farm level application
Sept. 5 2019
We are less than one month from opening the robots to the "feed only" phase to prepare for milking. We have had several meetings getting our minds right and schedules put together for the startup of our...
April 12 2019
Jouni Pitkäranta and Virpi Kurkela with 4d Barn Consulting shared features that can improve cow health and welfare in robotic milking facilities during a presentation at the Professional Dairy Producers...
Nov. 12 2018
The webinar, "Economics and user experiences with automatic milking" focused on surveys and Tranel’s experiences working with producers who utilize robots, and it covered economic variables that...
July 16 2018
The veterinarian who started a cooperative, partners with Coca-Cola in a hit milk product, and operates perhaps the biggest agro tourism site in the U.S., sees a dairy future filled with milking robots
June 15 2018
Robotic milking systems are becoming more popular. The obvious potential benefits of these systems include reduced labor expenses, additional milking frequency for higher milk yield per cow, and improved...
April 30 2018
Fred and Ethel are the newest and most consistent employees at Jones Farms in Stevinson, Calif. They never miss a milking shift and they follow every protocol with every cow
April 25 2018
It’s been estimated that 2 percent of America’s cows are now milked with robots. That number climbs to nearly 15 percent when looking north of the border
Jan. 23 2018
Robots helped us change the way we dairy, and we wouldn’t go back
Jan. 11 2018
We have learned that having 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year goals keeps us motivated. This has helped us stay at the forefront of the always-evolving dairy industry.
Sept. 10 2017
In 2000, the first pair of milking robots, known to bureaucrats as Automated Milking Systems (AMS), began milking cows on a commercial dairy farm in the U.S. But don’t tell the Food and Drug A
July 25 2017
Six months in, robots are a decision I would make again. My advice – be open to learning.
July 3 2017
For dairy farmer Jason Troyer, of RJT Dairy Farm in Centerville, Pa., the transition to the use of an automated milking system in 2015 was just a step in the robotic milking journey
June 12 2017
“We still have a lot to learn, but I don’t think there can ever be too much data,” commented Chaney’s Dairy Farm’s Dore Baker at the recent Precision Dairy Conference in Lexington,...
June 2 2017
There has been so much going on around the farm I couldn’t choose a topic to write about, so I’m going to update y’all on a few things