Conveyor trough used to feed the cows©Nikki Ramsay
Robotic milkers might have the stamina to keep running while we’re all tucked up in bed, but installing them within your existing dairy set-up doesn’t guarantee the best results, as North Yorkshire dairy farmer Tim Gibson found out. He was an early adopter of robotic milkers when his first Lely Astronaut A2 landed on-farm back in 2001. His 90-strong herd of mainly Holstein Friesians took to the machines quickly but, despite the robots being available 24-hours-a-day, Mr Gibson began to […]