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Benefits of Green Source Automation Extend Beyond Labor

Green Source Automation's RotaryMATE robots continue to deliver consistent, reliable performance for its customers. From the beginning GSA knew that saving money on labor by replacing inconsistent manual labor with fully automated robotics would be a primary driver of adoption of the RotaryMATE by dairymen.

What GSA suspected would also be true were other improvements in the barn and the herd as a result of improving consistency in the Pre and Post-milking positions.

With the RotaryMATE EXPS and EXPD performing in the field for more than five years and more than 100 million cows having been processed, customers are now sharing with us other benefits they have been realizing from the robots, including improved somatic cell counts, faster milk let-downs, increased milk yields, and overall improved udder health.

It makes sense that these would be improved after having the RotaryMATE systems in place. Proper handling of the teats and udders Pre and Post milking have long been known to have a beneficial impact on the animal. The challenge has been controlling all the human variables that result in inefficient application of those Pre and Post-milking processes.

The RotaryMATE delivers consistent performance, both cleaning, sanitizing, and stimulating on the Pre side and then applying infection-preventing dip on the Post side.

The pictures below are images of udders from a Green Source customer that has been running the RotaryMATE EXPS and EXPD for more than a year. These were taken after being processed by the RotaryMATE EXPS and prior to milking clusters being attached. No special attention was given to these udders to prep them for a "photo-shoot." The pictures were simply taken — one cow after another as the rotary parlor turned — for the purpose of showing the health of the animals that are being treated three times a day by the RotaryMATE robots. The udders are healthy, clean, sanitized, and ready to begin milking.