"Cows are milked in carousels designed for efficiency and healthy, humane treatment. Key to management are radio frequency identification (RFID) tags. Sort gates help limit human interaction and 'let cows be cows.' Pre- and post-dip robotics have reduced human contact and human error, resulting in a 17% reduction in mastitis."
Read the whole story, "Threemile Canyon Farms is at the intersection of productivity and sustainability," at Progressive Dairy.
Green Source Automation has always prioritized our commitments to maintenance and service at the highest levels right along with the health and welfare of our customers, associates and their animals. The world relies on dairy producers as a vital part of the food chain and we do not have the option to cease production without significant impact to the global citizenry.
At Green Source Automation, we recognize the important role our clients play in providing essential food to the world. As some of us have personally witnessed empty dairy coolers recently it has become clear just how critical it is to the world to continue to produce quality milk as safely and efficiently as possible.
Hogendoorn Dairy, located in Baden, Ontario, Canada, is a shining example of how RotaryMATE automation solutions can be applied to dairy operations of all sizes. Hogendoorn is currently milking 480 cows twice a day on a 60 stall rotary system. In this instance Green Source Automation’s products were applied specifically to address labor challenges.
In 2007, GSA installed its first RotaryMATE system, a fast, accurate robot that eliminated labor at the dipping positions. What started as a dream over lunch, has grown into the leading solution for quality and durability in efficient milk harvesting.
“When we looked at the possibility of automation in the dairy industry, we saw an amazing opportunity. With the acceptance of rotary parlors as the most efficient way to milk a lot of cows, we validated that many of the concepts we had developed for other industries would work well in the dairy industry as well,” said James Frias, president of GSA.
Green Source Automation
3506 Moore Road • Ceres, California 95307
Office: 209.531.9163 • FAX: 209.531.9171