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15th December, 2017

Robotic Milking for the high production dairy herd

On a farm visit outside Maghera, Co. Derry today, visited a client with approximately 200 cows.  This client is planning to install three robotic milkers for his 200 cow dairy herd.  The robotic arms will in this case service 200 cows for each milking and the plan is that cows with a high genetic potential will be milked more frequently as the demand for feed and the need for milking frequency increases.  The herd currently has a rolling herd average of 9,500 litres in a 305 lactation and it is predicted to reach 11,000 litres with robotic milking.