Sept. 30 2022
When it comes to milk quality, there are details I can see now that I couldn’t before we had our voluntary milking system
Sept. 16 2022
Milking in both our parlor and with the robots provided some benefits, but certain costs recently led us back to milking exclusively with one system
Sept. 2 2022
Farm help is on the decline in our area and across the country, and it is a driving force for why some farms are choosing robotics
Aug. 23 2022
Safety is critical for anyone working on the farm, but there are a few reasons why women in agriculture may be at an elevated risk
Aug. 18 2022
Last June, meatpacking giant JBS halted all of its U.S. plants that collectively produce about a quarter of the country’s beef supply, for an entire day
Aug. 15 2022
Though we don’t see them and may only rarely think about them, there are thousands of satellites — the current approximation is more than 4,500 — circling our globe right now
July 21 2022
The dairy industry was big data long before it was cool to be big data
July 4 2022
Technology often makes our lives better. On the farm, this is especially true when we are able to pinpoint cow health, production, and reproduction information
April 15 2022
Our calf ear tag numbering and coloring system has gone off the rails due to production and supply chain issues throughout the country
April 13 2022
The advancements in dairying the past few decades have been impressive, and with technology, the changes will keep coming faster
April 4 2022
With the ongoing war in Ukraine upending markets and the lingering COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect daily life, additional concerns could seem overwhelming to anyone
Feb. 28 2022
Regular maintenance can go a long way in preserving a dairy’s hard working skid steer
Feb. 17 2022
Heat detection on our farm got more technical yet simpler over time
Feb. 4 2022
Everything works smoother with our automated milking systems when we stay on schedule with our cleaning and maintenance
Jan. 20 2022
They aren’t always perfect, but we know we can depend on our automated milking systems
Jan. 3 2022
Hearing the term “fake news” may cause a visceral response in today’s political climate. With the abundance of media outlets available on so many different platforms
Dec. 30 2021
Automatic milking systems (AMS) have taken off for the same reason many technologies do — they save labor. A repetitive task like milking is a good job for robots
Nov. 29 2021
The word automation can bring both positive and negative thoughts to people’s minds when it comes to manufacturing
Nov. 22 2021
Agricultural technologies must be shared with consumers willingly for them to include them in their diet
Nov. 19 2021
For years, it was a goal for many dairy farmers to avoid calf-to-calf contact in their young stock housing. More recently, though, the industry has seen an opposite trend