Last week, we opened up the conversation about barn layouts, talking briefly about free cow traffic.

Today, we’d like to talk a little more about the concept of free cow traffic and, once again, open it up for questions and comments.

Free cow traffic – it is their choice

We admit that when we started robotic milking 2 decades ago, we, too, thought that efficient milk production could only be achieved by continuously forcing cows. However, in practice after a couple of years, it was clear that dairy farmers who let their cows totally free achieve the best results. Just like humans, cows do not like to be pushed around.

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