When dairy producers consider adding milking robots to their operation, they often have many questions concerning barn design. So what is the ideal design for a robotic barn?
Linda Hanson and son Mathew took to the stage at World Dairy Expo in October 2017 to share a Virtual Farm Tour and to detail their experiences from when they first began to consider an automated feeding system for their dairy operation to where they are at today, about one year after start-up.
When deciding if milking robots are the right fit for you and your operation, it is important to have all of the facts. Lely is dedicated to providing the dairy industry with relevant and useful information, ensuring that all producers are informed producers. Today we share a few common robotic milking myths.
The rise in the organic industry in the US continued through 2016 as sales topped $43 billion. $6.4 billion of that was attributed to the organic dairy category, which is up 6.2 percent from the year. A study by Hartman Group, a research firm focused on the food and beverage marketplace, found that shoppers are willing to pay more for organic products – more than 30 percent more for organic milk, yogurt and cheese.