|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?