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Beyond Labor Savings, The True Benefits of Automation

21 October 2020

Everyone understands the idea that robotic labor can provide significant cost of labor savings but there is so much more to dairy automation. After working with dairymen around the world to implement our automation solutions we’ve seen many benefits we never anticipated and we continue to hear about new ones from our customers.

Labor Issues

Automation addresses a variety of personnel issues well beyond cost savings. In many markets it is difficult to find and retain good help and we’ve seen this issue seriously affect a dairy’s ability to produce consistently let alone grow when they wish. And then there’s turnover, you have to consider the cost to recruit, train and replace an employee in your barn as well as the change in milk yield caused by staff interruption.

You should also think about the administrative overhead that is associated with managing your human employees. The time you spend finding them, the time you spend training, the time you spend scheduling, doing paperwork, the insurance and workman’s compensation costs and the headaches they can cause. How many employees keep doing tasks exactly how you told them to and how many times do you have to correct them or try to get them to kick bad habits? Automation eliminates the possibility of that an employee can control what they do or don’t do.


Robots don’t get sick, they don’t carry pathogens, they don’t leave your barn. Robots don’t have bad days or bad moods and they’ll never take out their problems or frustrations on your animals.


Cleanliness is, as they say, next to godliness. We offer performance guarantees that our dairy robots will clean teats better than a human every time. It’s not just teat cleaning and teat sanitization though, our RotaryMATE EXPS also provides teat pre-stimulation.


Cows are creatures of habit and they crave consistency. The more consistency you can provide them the happier and healthier they will be. Our customers have claimed to witness a plethora of benefits from the consistency provided by automation, examples include:

  • Lower Somatic Cell Counts
  • Reduced Defecation
  • Reduced Occurrence of Mastitis
  • Faster Milk Let Down
  • Increased Milk Production

Prepare for Automation

Build your new rotary milking parlor with dairy automation in mind. Green Source engineers will work with you at no charge to ensure that your new rotary is built for the future of the dairy industry.

Contact Green Source Automation for a free consultation at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 209-531-9163.