Using robot breeding values will help you breed a herd with a focus on suitability for automatic milking systems.
Do you decide to build another parlor or decide to milk using an automatic milking system (AMS or robot)? Increasing numbers of dairy farmers are optin for the latter. Efficiency is the key here: cows must visit the AMS of their own accord and heifers must quickly adapt to the robot. AMS efficiency breeding values are an effective tool in achieving your breeding goals.
Robot breeding values have been available since April 2015. They utilize ‘data’ mad…read more ›