[VIDEO] How Robots Are Saving the Dairy Farm

For most non-rural people, the classic image of a dairy farm likely involves a solitary, bucket-toting farmer trudging out to the barn to milk the cows before dawn. As this video shows, though, modern American dairy farms are far more advanced than most city slickers would imagine. From automated milking machines to robot feeders, these high-tech tools help dairy farmers cut costs while also improving efficiency.

Questions:

 

  1. What are the advantages of automation on dairy farms?
  2. How have labor issues helped push dairy farmers towards automation?

One Response to [VIDEO] How Robots Are Saving the Dairy Farm

  • This article discusses the advantages of automation on dairy farms. Automated dairy farming revolutionizes the way milk is made available to the consumer. Robotic automation offers dairy farmer many advantages to the efficiency of running their business. The robots do everything requiring less man power such as feeding the cows, milking the cows, testing the milk which produces over pieces of data used to determine diseases, and the amounts of antibiotics needed.Labor issues helped push dairy farmers towards automation because not enough labor is available from the traditional market to harvest the milk. Personally, I think the is one of the best forms of robotic technology which I have witnessed. Perhaps this will help save a lot of farms.!

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