Photos of robots milking cows

The pictures tell the story!  The following are all from Middleroad Acres of Chandler, Minnesota.  To read more about this farm from a previous post, click here.

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Here it is! The robot has a steel arm.

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The front two quarters were finished; she was almost done in the back.

 

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Sarah Post, 2014 MN Princess Kay Finalist, was explaining to people of all ages how they work with robots on her farm.

 

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A view of the information being collected from the robot while the cow is being milked.

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Brushed on the robot for cleaning the teats prior to attaching the milking unit.

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The view of the robot from inside the barn. The red cow is getting milked, the black cow is just hanging out, and then there is a cow behind her waiting her turn for the milking robot.

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My son in front of a robot of another kind — one used to push the feed up to the cows. Cows love having their feed pushed up all the time!

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It is such a pretty farm.

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Young heifers.

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Beautiful night for heifers out on pasture.

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Lely is the company that manufactures the robots. Their slogan hints at the benefits that robots offer to family life of a farm.

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In their office.

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Merri taking a moment to chat with people about her farm.

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An absolutely gorgeous evening at Middleroad Acres!

 

 

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