Kent dairy farm's robotic milking system boosts production

April 7, 2015 1:43 PM

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Often in darkness, he heads to the barn, but instead of going to the milking parlor, he heads to his office. He calls up a program on his computer to check on the overnight data for milk production of the 115-head herd that has been milked overnight.

The milking operation at the Lawfer family farm, which includes his father, Ron, and mother, Julie, has gone high tech. The cows are milking themselves. It's an around-the-clock daily milking operation that has seen production increase since December when they added a robotic milking system.

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