Few staff, so robots have their day

August 2008
Farmers Weekly;8/22/2008, p33
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the use of robotic milking by Cornish dairy producer Fred Harvey in England. While the herd has since fully settled into its new milking regime, Harvey has learned this initial period could not be rushed. He breeds and rears all of his new and replacement stock from the all-year-round calving herd and is gradually introducing fresh heifers, with a total of 150 milking cows proposed for late 2009. The herd is now producing practically zero waste milk as mastitis is almost non-existent.


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