ForFarmers understand this, and realistic expectations start by understanding the key principles for the successful operation of a robotic milking system. Producers who transition smoothly keep the following points in mind: voluntary cow movement, accurate feed allocation, and milking pattern distribution.
- Voluntary cow movement requires infrastructure and management strategies to encourage consistent and reliable cow traffic around the unit.
- Accurate feed allocation, or feed management, is key to reliable cow movement.
- And a well-distributed milking pattern helps to maximise the benefit of investment in the milking technology by ensuring robots are used evenly throughout a 24-hour period.