The UK's University of Nottingham
must have the most luxurious Dairy Centre in modern farming!
The University's state of the art facility has invested
extensively in robotic systems, designed to significantly improve
both milk yields and animal welfare.
Most impressive of the robotic systems at the Dairy Centre are
the robotic milking machines. These machines allow the cows to
decide exactly when, and how often, they want to be milked during
the course of the day.
The animals queue up to use the self activated milking cubicles.
Laser systems scan the animals' udders and automatically attach the
milking machine, allowing the cow to, effectively, milk itself
anything up to six times a day. The outcome at this dairy farm of
the future has been higher milk yields and a healthier, more
contented herd of cows.