Are you looking to tour a robotic dairy farm? Would you like to see how they work in person? If so, you’re in luck because ISU Extension is offering a tour of robotic milkers in June.
What seemed like a technology that was only a dream a few years ago continues to make progress in Iowa and neighboring states. Robotic milking systems can be customized to the needs of each cow resulting in quality milk production. This automation frees up farmers to focus on other aspects of their farming operation and family activities.
For producers looking to become more familiar with robotic milking and possibly adopting robotic milking technology, ISU Extension (along with MN, IL and WI) is leading tours for producers to visit current robotic installations.
Tours will stop at a number of farms, including the following operations with Lely’s robotic milking technology:
For more information regarding these tours, please contact ISU Extension Dairy Specialists Larry Tranel at 563-583-6496 or Jenn Bentley at 563-382-2949.