Dairy Robotics Workshop

Robots are the wave of the future.  Dairy producers are considering milking robots, automatic calf feeders, feeding robots, manure pushers and more.  If you are considering robots for your farm, this workshop is right for you.  Learn from the experts about the economics of milking robots, changes in management with robots, how nutrition of the cow changes, considerations with automatic calf feeders and tour the first dairy in Nebraska to install milking robots. 

Date: July 18, 2017

Location: Plainview, NE 68769

Time: 10:00 am

Registration is only $50 per person.  Register today!

*Note: The Nebraska State Dairy Association will reimburse ONE paid registration per farm for its members. 


10:00 am

10:15 am - 11:00 am

Finances and returns for robotic dairies;

Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota

11:00 am - 11: 45 am

Nutritional considerations in robotic herds;

Victor Cabrera, University of Wisconsin-Madison

11: 45 am - 12:15 pm Break
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

Changes in management strategies with milking robots;

Speaker TBD

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Automatic calf feeders: What you should know

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm Break
2:45 pm - 3: 45 pm Producer Panel: Hear from dairy producers that have installed milking robots
4:00 pm Tour Demerath Dairy


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