Thursday, June 27, 2013

Automatic Milking Use Low in U.S.

Henk Hogeveen, Wageningen University, gave a presentation Thursday at the U.S. Precision Dairy Conference in Rochester, MN.

During it, he reported from 15 percent to 30 percent of Northwestern Europe dairy farms use automatic milking. In the U.S., that number is 1 percent. Hogeveen also told those at the conference that the motivation to use auto milking systems is not in the economics and farmers should look at the other benefits

Anyone have a clue why automatic milking use is so low in the United States?

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