More and more dairy producers are choosing robotic milking because of its many benefits, including improved quality of life. But buying a milking robot is a major investment and therefore requires a certain expertise at all stages of the project: from planning to optimizing milk production. Whether you are thinking about the transition to robotic milking or have already made your decision, we can assist you in all aspects of robotic milk production, before, during and after start-up.

Preparation for robotic milking start-up

The milking robot is purchased and everything must now be well thought out to start off on the right foot. There's so much to think about! Where to begin and what should you prioritize?

Our specialized advisors will suggest a course of action that will begin well before the robot arrives. Nothing will be neglected and we will accompany you throughout this major change in your methods: cow and herd assessment according to the key success factors for robotic milking, reproduction, transition, SCC, dairy planning, lameness, feeding strategy, etc. By having a well-defined plan, all the odds are in your favour to ensure milk production is optimal.

Transition to robotic milking: Recommendations for your building plan

Transition projects to milking robots often go hand in hand with the construction or renovation of a barn. Whether it is a question of comfort, ergonomics and space or work efficiency, every aspect deserves careful consideration.

Our experienced comfort and housing advisors can help you to review your plans and guide you towards the best choices, according to your criteria and objectives.

Why continue on milk recording after transitioning to robotic milking?

Milking robots generate a considerable amount of information with each milking, but milk recording remains an essential management tool to maximize the return on your investment:

  • Components
  • SCC
  • Individual and bulk tank MUN
  • Ketosis/BHB
  • Transition Cow Index
  • And much more!

If data are the basis of informed management in a herd, the ability to compare oneself with similar farms is the key to improvement. By combining robot data with milk recording data, our Performance and Feed - Robot Test​ report allows you to take a step back from herd performance and compare yourself to other robotic milking herds regardless of the robot manufacturer.

Autosampler sales or rentals

We offer sales and rental services for Ori-Collector milk samplers for robotic milkrecording.​ The Ori-Collector is compatible with all makes of milking robots. To simplify your task, your technician will deliver the sampler, program its parameters and retrieve the robot data at each control. Also learn about different milk recording options adapted to the requirements of robotic milking.

Milk production optimization and management for robotic milking

You already have one or more milking robots and you want to optimize robot milking production   while controlling feeding costs? Our specialized advisors have all the expertise to help you achieve your objectives:

  • Analysis and monitoring of feed costs
  • Advice on herd management based on the milking robot
  • Monitoring the performance of your herd
  • Implementation of a strategy to obtain your premiums by improving your CCS
  • And much more!

To learn more about our services, contact our Customer Service 1 800 266-5248

 

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