Technical leaflets: Combining automatic milking and grazing successfully
Grazing and robotic milking are often considered as incompatible. However, results from the experimental farm of Derval (located in the Northwest of France) prove that it can be a successful match. When climate conditions are good, the ration can even go to all-grazing, resulting in a clear reduction of production costs. To achieve this, good management is crucial: cow traffic must be observed carefully, as well as grass growth. Two critical success factors need to be considered: the distance of the robot to the pasture and the number of cows that the robot has to milk.
Learn more in the technical leaflet available to download here.