robotic milking

September 26, 2011

videos

Automatic Milking: State of the Art I
Automatic Milking: State of the Art II

Dr. Doug Reinemann presented at the World Dairy Expo in the 2012. In this lecture, Dr. Reinemann focuses on the current state of automatic milking technology and where it is headed in the future, as well as a review of research related to automatic milking system performance and barn design.

papers

Robotic Milking: Current Situation

D.J. Reinemann, Milking Research and Instruction Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2008.
A major public education effort will be required to ensure that AMS users clearly understand the management skills and economics required for its successful implementation and that legislative bodies clearly understand AM so that the resulting rules and regulations achieve their desired goals.

Survey of Milk Quality on United States Dairy Farms Utilizing Automatic Milking Systems

J.M. Helgren and D.J. Reinemann, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2003.
Assesses milk quality on U.S. AM farms.

Survey of Management Practices of Farms Using Automatic Milking Systems in North America

de Jong, W., Finnema, A. and D.J. Reinemann, Van Hall Institutie, Netherlands, 2003.
Presents the results of a survey that was conducted of farmers using AMS technology in North America to determine how AMS systems were being designed and managed in the North American setting.

Application of Cleaning and Cooling Principles to Robotic Milking

D.J. Reinemann, Department of Biological Systems of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.
Presents some basic principles of cleaning and cooling with ideas for application to robotic milking.

Milking Performance and Udder Health of Cows Milked Robotically and Conventionally

M.A. Davis and D.J. Reinemann, Milking Research and Instruction Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.
Determines if robotic milking has a significant effect on milking performance or
incidence of new mastitis infections, and compares the following indicators of udder health: quarter CMT score, udder composite EC, DMY and udder-composite SCC.

Evolution of Automated Milking in the USA

D.J. Reinemann, Milking Research and Instruction Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2002.
Explores the implications of these conditions on the future implementation of AM
in the USA.

A Global Perspective On Automatic Milking Systems Rules And Regulations

Reinemann, D.J., Lind, O. and J. Rodenburg, 2002.
Presents an overview of the challenges in adapting existing rules and regulations to the situations in which AM is employed.

Evaluation of Milking Performance of Cows Milked with a Conventional Parlor Compared to an Automatic Milking System

M.A. Davis and D.J. Reinemann, Milking Research and Instruction Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001.
Examines changes in milking performance of cows milked first in a conventional milking parlor and then with a milking robot.

Assessment of Robotic Milking in Wisconsin

Reinemann, D.J., Ruegg, P.L. and M.A. Davis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001.
Provides some preliminary data on the milking performance and milk quality of the second
robotic milking installation in the US, located at the University of Wisconsin’s Emmons Blaine Dairy Cattle Research Center in Arlington, WI.

Automatic Milking Systems in the United States

D.J. Reinemann, Department of Biological Systems of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001.
AMS technology can provide an option for moderately sized farms to reduce the labor requirements of milking, make them more attractive to the next generation of producers and more attractive to rural communities located near population centers.

Consideration of Teat Morphology and Milking Characteristics for Robot Milking Conditions

Davis, M.A., Maltz, E. and D.J. Reinemann, International Sypmosium on Robotic Milking, 2000.
Investigates some new possibilities for research and milking practices presented by the unique capabilities of robotic milking machines.