Aug. 26 2019
Milking robots offer a number of advantages. An automatic milking system (AMS) tends to boost production, reduce labor, and provide valuable data to help with day-to-day herd management
Aug. 12 2019
When it first debuted in the states nearly two decades ago, robotic milking came with a steep learning curve
July 11 2019
During this robotic transition, Dad has written several blogs about what all is going on around the farm preparing for startup
June 27 2019
The robot construction on our farm is well underway, and there are not enough hours in a day for all that needs completing before the first cow is milked
June 24 2019
Overall, robotic milking systems tend to boost milk production
May 15 2019
When we started thinking about robotic milking, I had to look outside our region of the U.S. for ideas
May 2 2019
Things are moving along on the farm. The concrete has been poured. All five of our robots have been set in place. The walls are beginning to go up on our building
March 21 2019
We finally placed two robots in our new main robot barn this week. A little over two years ago at the Western Dairy Management Conference, I was sitting at a table talking to two dairymen from Wisconsin
March 4 2019
The potential benefits that robotic milking brings to the farm are becoming more clear — improved milk production, reduced labor costs, and enhanced reproduction
Nov. 19 2018
“What’s it worth to me?” That is a common question asked when making any high-value purchase
Aug. 24 2018
Uncertain times in the dairy world make our road to robotic milking scary, but here we go. We are finally finished with our plans to add robots on the sides of our conventional freestall flush barn
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 28 2018
As our family travels down the path of robotic milking, we continue to learn lessons that I will pass on to you
May 17 2018
With two years of planning and touring robotic farms under our belts, it is now time to break ground on the next phase for our family farm
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
Jan. 29 2018
Most dairy producers invest in an automatic milking system to reduce the need for hired labor. As an added bonus, many herds milked with robots go up in production