articles about robotic-milking
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“We would have never gone into dairy farming if it wasn't for the automatic milking system.”
Leon Brennan recently installed a robotic milking system on his farm in Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.
The herd is producing 200kg of milk solids per day through a Lely robotic milking system.
"This is just an honest opinion from a young farmer, enthusiastic about his system."
David McNamee works in a 126 cow high-input, indoor system.
"You can ask yourself - ‘Why choose a robot?’, and we chose it because we believe that automatic milking is the future.”
"The main reason for choosing a robotic system was labour."
They use 60-acres of miscanthus as bedding for their cows.
He has incorporated grazing and a barn system to keep cows under the roof during unfavourable weather.
Cows are producing a 305-day average of 11,300 litres at 4.01% butterfat and 3.28% protein