Check out this robot barn. The cows are enjoying the freedom to eat, lie down and milk whenever they chose. This farm averages 3.1 milkings/day and 90 lbs of milk. This barn was also retrofitted for robots.
Wondering about skidloader scraping in a robotic barn? Dan Langreck says, “The cows know what to do they move around the barn and out of the way with ease.” It takes Dan about 5 minutes to scrape both sides of the freestall barn and he never has to get out of the skidloader to encourage the cows to move. Farm averages 3 milkings/day and 87lbs of milk.
On 4/30/14 Fitzgerald Inc. and their Lely Robotic Milker product line were mentioned in a Minesota Farm Guide article about Iowa’s Dairy Center on the campus of Northeast Iowa Community College. Lely partners with northeast Iowa Community College to help … Continue reading →
On 4/24/14 Fitzgerald Inc. and Lely’s Robotic Milking Systems were mentioned in a front page Cedar Rapids Gazette story, by writer, Orlan Love entitled; Rise of the Machines, Robot Milkers Revolutionize Dairy Farms … Continue reading →
Mike Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Inc. views the Lely Astronaunt project at Iowa’s Dairy Center, as an opportunity to help Northeast Iowa Community College implement a special type of technology into its dairy facility. “In Iowa, we’re in the middle of … Continue reading →