Robotic milking technology is the biggest game-changer in the U.S. dairy industry. That's why Farm Credit East, New York Farm Show and American Agriculturist are sponsoring the fourth Dairy Robotonomics seminar – all three days – Feb. 20, 21, and 22 – of New York Farm Show in Syracuse.
This show – the biggest, best ever – kicks off at 9:30 each morning in the upstairs Bistro Room of the Arts and Home Center at the N.Y. State Fairgrounds.
All four manufacturers marketing robotic systems in the United States will be on the program. They'll also have their robots on display at the show. A GEA expert will reveal details about it's new MIone multi-box milking system. Milking equipment experts from AMS Galaxy, DeLaval and Lely will also talk about the latest upgrades to their respective Insentec Galaxy Starline, VMS (Voluntary Milking System) and Astronaut A4 robots.
Boumatic officials say they'll have information on the MRS1 robotic system available at their exhibit. They hope their robots will land in North America by this fall.
Note: A "wild card" is coming – robotic rotary parlors. DeLaval expects to have one somewhere in North America early this year. In November, GEA introduced a prototype in Hanover, Germany.
Assess economic impact
Each morning's session wraps up with an analysis by John Lehr, Farm Credit East vice president and farm business consultant. He'll share some financial tools to illustrate how robots impact dairy operation equity position and cash flow.
So bring your note book for writing down lots of questions. Then you can take them to Lehr or to the equipment exhibits.
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