Brothers João and Vitor Gonçalves from Lactolaxia SA just acquired the new Gemini double box milking robot. The robot allows them to benefit from a better milking quality combined with an automatic system. The magazine Vaca Pinta (Spain) visited the barn to make a short report.
At Popefield Farm in Athy (Ireland), Ben Godall and his family are working with BouMatic milking robots since 2020. One year later, they are very satisfied of their milking robot and especially the new "OneView" management system.
Following the success of a first double box robot in 2015, Valérie and Eric, associated at GAEC Grad, acquired a single Gemini box robot in 2020. Discover their testimonial.
Vincent Roy is the third generation of the farm Patroy and Sons. They have an MR-D2 robot and currently milk 65 cows on the robot. “We currently have an average of 3.1 visits to the robot per cow and have an average milk production of 34kg per cow per day with an average of 160-180 days in milk. We have a potential of 80 stalls. We transitioned from a tie stall to a free stall.”
Brothers, Benoit Gaudette and Patrick Gaudette are the co-owners of B.M.G. Gaudette Enterprises. The Gaudette family farm is home to one MR-D1 and one MR-S1 BouMatic Robotics milking robots. They also have a poultry operation and do cash cropping. Most recently they received the dual attachment technology with the 3D camera. The failed attachments immediately dropped down from 3.5% to a 1.5% failure rate.
The Frizzell Family enjoys high productivity from their Valleyville Farms operation – a 1600-acre farm near Glen Valley on Prince Edward Island, Canada. In 2014, they installed four BouMatic Robotics milking robots, two MR-D1 double box robots and two MR-S1 single box robots. The units were installed directly into their existing barn with little impact on the overall facility. The Frizzell Family point to the flexibility of schedule that comes with the robots as a major benefit. It frees them up so they no longer miss family events and personal pursuits beyond the dairy - something they are all grateful for!
The Toop Family Dairy Farm is experiencing great success with BouMatic Robotic's new camera-on-the-head technology.
Frans and Thecla are still clearly delighted with their decision to go with the MR-D1. With a smile, Thecla finishes: “I am still very proud that we were the first to have the machine in our barn. It was a major event at the time: in the beginning, everyone came to look at it. They arrived in bus-loads and we even had some interest from Canada and America. We even set up a visitor’s book at one point. It is a bit calmer now but it remains a beautiful device. A little miracle!”
At Gaec le Rocher they milk with a BouMatic Robotics MR-D1 milking robot since November 2017 and they are still absolutely convinved of their choice. "We have gained the quality of milking and quality of life!" Their choice was also guided by the low cost of maintenance, the proximity of their dealer as well as the - the "double gripper" system that fetches two cups to at the same time for increased efficiency and speed.
At the Schoorlemmer dairy farm, the Schoorlemmer family milk 120 cows with 2 MR-S1 milking robots from BouMatic Robotics. Since they made the switch to milking robots, they are much more flexible in the way they plan both their work on the dairy farm and their spare time. At the time they chose the BouMatic Robotics milking robots because of the way they fitted into their existing infrastructure, with milking between the hind legs and good selection possibilities.