Animals: Is AMS suited to your
business?

Use the information below to help determine if an automated milking system is right for your farm business.  


Will AMS maintain my system productivity?

The association between pasture utilisation and milk yield are important in both conventional and automatic milking, however the emphasis on the two within automatic milking has additional benefits to the system (i.e. cow flow). This means that an effective AM farm is a highly effective conventional farm. DairyNZ research has produced results from a low input system (2.5% of feed imported) that are equivalent to a ‘best practice’ conventional system.

Is the business strong enough to support the finance associated with AMS milking?

 
Related Info

Tools

Publications

Articles

  • InsideDiary July 2011 "International focus for automatic milking" View PDF (3 mb)
  • Automatic Milking a Reality in Canterbury - Dairynewz, Autumn 2009 View PDF (183kb)
  • Southland Farm Looks to the Future - Dairynewz, Autumn 2009 View PDF (179kb)
  • An evaluation of two pastoral dairy production systems using automatic milking technology - Proceedings of the New Zealand Grassland Association, 2010 View PDF (831kb)
  • Titles - Related AMS articles View PDF (34kb)

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