Any dairy farm considering robotic milking needs to answer a host of questions about transitioning to the technology during the New York Farm Show this week, Feb. 26-28. 2015, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
The 1½-hour roundtables kick off in the Arts and Home Center's upper-level Bistro Room at 9:30 each morning. Lely company representatives and other company representatives, will introduce milk producers using robotic milking systems.The panel of three or four producers will cover what made them switch, how they transitioned, what they did right and wrong, plus suggestions for those considering robotics.
Lely panelists include:
(Thursday) John Wolf of Maple Lawn Farms, Lyons, N.Y., milking 375 cows with seven robots
(Friday) Nathan Belsy of Blesy Farm at Springville, N.Y., milking 260 cows with five robots
(Saturday) Glenn and Sheryl Taylor of Tayl-Wind Farm, Cassville, N.Y., milking 200 cows with robots and using a Juno feed pusher
The Lely panelists will be joined with other dairy producers as well. Farm Credit East is sponsoring daily Robot Roundtable discussions at New York Farm Show so that those who are interested in dairy robots get their questions answered. Read more details here.
Watch a video on Glenn and Sheryl Taylor of Tayl-Wind Farms.