Robotic Milking Equipment & Advanced Herd Management Analytics in One Comprehensive, Easy-to-Use System

How the Robotic Milking System Works

As the cow enters the milking pen, its ID tag is scanned. This tag lets you know when the cow was milked, the udder shape, and the rate at which each teat dispenses milk while simultaneously stimulating the teats, making the cow let down milk. Lasers then guide suction tubes into each teat, and the milking begins.

The effective performance of these milking robots is enhanced by dairy cow management systems that integrate with other systems in the farm, which enable you to analyze any insights gathered from the data.

Below are some of the benefits of utilizing robotic milking and advanced herd management systems in tandem.

Whole-Herd Health & Behavioral Metrics

A robotic milking system that has been linked to a credible management system incorporates wearable technology that tracks all kinds of health and behavioral metrics of the whole herd. We can monitor each cow's food intake and step count through this system. This makes it easy to spot anomalies that suggest a cow is unwell, allowing you to take immediate action. After milking, this system tests the milk for diseases like mastitis, making it easy to identify diseased cows for prompt treatment.

Labor Efficiency

Milking cows is incredibly labor-intensive, so finding staff that can support a manual milking process on a daily basis is a struggle. The robotic milking system has helped us in overcoming this struggle. Dairy cow management and equipment maintenance have never been easier through this integrated system. Reduce labor costs and save money in other areas by gathering vital metrics that aid you in accurately calculating profit margins while reducing waste.

Improved Milk Yields

This automated milking process greatly increases production since cows can milk any time they wish. After an adjustment period, cows become accustomed to being milked by robotic machines and even show overall more satisfaction when compared to conventional milking systems. In fact, the average number of visits to the milking pen per cow in a day can be up to three times higher than with manual milking.

Superior Milk Quality

The integrated robotic milking and management analytic system tests and analyzes each cow's milk yield, ensuring better milk quality. The system also analyzes milk fat content, protein content, and white blood cell count. Milk that doesn't meet the standards for human consumption will be set aside for feeding the calves, ensuring that only high-quality milk is taken to the market. In turn, this will significantly increase dairy farmers' bottom line and meet the quality standards for human consumption.

Have questions about our milking robotics and herd management system? Get in touch with a BouMatic representative today!