Thursday, October 2, 2014

On the Program at the 2014 World Dairy Expo: Milking with Robots

A recent Voice of America segment on the topic.

The presenter is Marcia Endres, Professor, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.  She also presented at last year's Expo.

Related article
With Farm Robotics, the Cows Decide When It’s Milking Time. (The New York Times, 4/22/2014)
Desperate for reliable labor and buoyed by soaring prices, dairy operations across the state are charging into a brave new world of udder care: robotic milkers, which feed and milk cow after cow without the help of a single farmhand. 

Scores of the machines have popped up across New York’s dairy belt and in other states in recent years, changing age-old patterns of daily farm life and reinvigorating the allure of agriculture for a younger, tech-savvy — and manure-averse — generation.

World Dairy Expo 2014

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