Hoard's Dairyman Webinar Archive - August 12, 2013

Hoard's Dairyman Webinar Archives

August 12, 2013:

"Is robotic milking a good deal?"
presented by Larry Tranel, Iowa State University
Brought to you by DeLaval VMS (www.delaval-us.com)

“Is robotic milking a good deal?” That’s the topic of the noon (Central time) webinar on Monday, August 12, presented by Larry Tranel, Iowa State University. Many variables impact the profitability of robotic milking systems and surprisingly the labor savings is typically not the most beneficial change, financially speaking. It’s typically increased milk production. Others to be considered include profit, cash flow and quality of life when contemplating robots. The spreadsheet he referenced is available here: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/dairyteam/milking-systems.