The Purpose-Built Dairy – planning for automation

23 October 2013

For years, Green Source Automation has been promoting the benefits of high-speed automation to dairymen around the world. The solutions GSA has developed allow dairymen to add automation to their existing rotary parlors – in effect retrofitting them into their rotary parlors. But a new trend is emerging in the dairy industry with farmers planning for automation in advance and constructing Purpose-Built Dairies.

At Sunrise Dairy Farms in Arizona, the Gingg brothers saw the Green Source technology in action and determined that it was exactly what they needed to implement in their new rotary parlor. Rather than retrofitting it, the Ginggs started their project with automation in mind and built and designed their 72-stall Delaval rotary parlor specifically to use the Green Source Automation RotaryMATE EXPD.

Click here to see the system in action — just a couple of weeks post-launch.

By preparing for automation in advance, the process was seamless, the technology installed smoothly, and the herd acclimated quickly to the robots.

Jim Frias, President of Green Source Automation, said, "The implementation of the RotaryMATE EXPD at Sunrise Dairy is exceptional. By choosing to build their barn for automation from the outset, the Ginggs put themselves in the best position to begin realizing the benefits even more quickly than our traditional retrofit customers. The herd is responding very well to the systems. The cows are calm and relaxed and staying healthy, and the Ginggs are seeing the benefits of the solution on a daily basis. This is an exciting time for GSA because a real trend is developing doing what they have done at Sunrise Dairy, and we are in discussions with dozens more dairymen looking to do the exact same thing."

Green Source is currently working with many other farmers to customize their new barns during the planning phase so that the rotary parlors will be optimized for automation.

If you are interested in a free consultation for your own Purpose-Built Dairy, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our engineers are highly capable and efficient at working with the engineers, architects, and builders at each stage of the rotary parlor project to ensure your barn is fully-prepared for high-speed automation. Contact us today to take the next step toward the future of dairying.

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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.

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Green Source Automation’s rotary dairy customers experience healthier animals with reduced somatic cell counts and reduced likelihood of bimodality. Our automatic predip and automatic postdip dairy robots result in more consistent and often increased milk production, faster milk let down, and significant labor savings that pay for the technology in a short period of time and add to the bottom line for years to come. The Green Source RotaryMATE system can achieve the same results for you.

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