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How Technology is Changing the Game for Dairy Farming

AI and automated technology can be seen everywhere nowadays. You have automated processes and robots doing tasks in manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and many other industries. In some ways, it really does feel like robots are taking over.

This is true within the dairy industry where U.S. and international dairy farmers are embracing more advanced technology and automation – a change that is proving to be for the better.

The Old, Manual Ways of Milking

An image of cows grazing on hay in a dairy farm cowshed.

Milking cows used to be a long, manual process. Now, farmers are using machines and robots to speed up production and improve profitability.

The milking process used to be all about the labor. First, farmers would have to collect the cows and usher them into a parlor where they would be inspected and cleaned. The farmers would then spend lengths of time extracting the milk with equipment they would have to attach to the cow’s teats. Once milking was complete, they’d remove the milking equipment and direct the cows out of the parlor.… Read more