UK – A forum will be launched at the Livestock Event in Birmingham today to provide those interested in robotic milking access to a network of like-minded people.
The Association of Robotic Milkers (ARM) is designed to facilitate discussion on using automated milking systems and has been launched by the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers, which will moderate membership.
ARM is scheduling a series of annual farm walks and a national conference.
RABDF national co-ordinator, Emily Egan said: “We are pleased to launch the Association of Robotic Milkers at a time when approximately one half of new dairy installations are robotic and interest in automated systems continues to gain momentum. The forum is designed to provide a discussion platform for farmers operating what is still relatively very new technology.”
Independent consultant, Tim Gibson said: “The forum will provide a fantastic vehicle for farmers who frequently feel isolated in this fledgling sector; it will enable them to communicate with each other on issues from service support to cost of equipment, which in turn will be considered both independently and impartially.
"The forum will also provide members with an opportunity to benchmark both herd performance and costings.”
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