Progressive Dairyman showcases the below map in, The United States of Automation.
The article, currently featured in the Sept. 21 issue, highlights the states with at least one robotic milking installation of any kind (shaded in purple), as well as the next most likely states to see a robotic milking installation, according to the contributing robotic milking companies (shaded in light purple).
Lely’s very own, Peter Langebeeke, president of Lely North America, was featured in the article.
Included below is a brief excerpt:
What is most interesting to you about the rate of adoption of robotic milking technology in the U.S.?
LANGEBEEKE: More than 20 years ago, we pioneered robotic milking equipment and installed the world’s first robotic milker in the Netherlands. In 2000, Knigge Farms in Omro, Wisconsin, became the first robotic dairy in the U.S.
Today, we’ve sold over 15,000 Lely Astronauts worldwide and opened our doors to Lely’s North American headquarters and production facility in Pella, Iowa. It’s exciting to see such growth and anticipate the future of robotics in the U.S.
For the full article, including more Q&A with Peter Langebeeke and others, we encourage you to visit Progressive Dairyman’s website.