More Cows Milked by Robots
Picture a cow being milked. Who do you picture doing the milking? The odds are good that you picture a farmer, and not a robot, but the odds are good that you would be wrong. As it turns out an increasing number of cows are being milked by robots instead of a human being.
While there are no hard numbers on the increase of the usage of the systems, since no government agency tracks the use of digital milking technology, the companies selling have reported an uptick in the amount of units sold. Consider that a five set of these units can come in at about $800,000. For a working farm that is a substantial investment in the new technology.
For now farms that are choosing the new technology because they believe that in the end it will save the famers time and money in the long run, as the milking can be controlled remotely.