Dairy cows in a rotary© Michael Priestley
Yields are forecast to increase from October at Herrema Dairy, Fair Oaks, when a robotic dairy will ease parlour flow and benefit welfare. The 3,600-head dairy herd at is recording average yields of 12,500-13,000 litres a head through a 72-point Surge rotary parlour. But while the rotary has worked well, herd manager Cory Craig, who manages Herrema dairy for the Bos family (T&M partners), is confident robotics will boost yields further because of the successes of robotic milking at a […]