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Got automation? There are robotic milking systems on display at the Expo.<br><br><br><br>
It's another technology aimed at small and midsize dairy farms, where getting enough hired help has become a problem.<br><br><br><br>
Robotic milkers can be set up in the center of a barn where cows live and eat. The cows, rather than the farmer, decide when to go to the machines for milking.<br><br><br><br>
As a cow saunters up to the robot, a computer chip in her neck tag is recognized by the robot. The laser-guided machine washes each teat, and the cups are attached by the robotic arm.<br><br><br><br>
The robot keeps track of how much milk each cow is producing. If a cow kicks the milker off, the robot tries twice more to reattach the teat cups before giving up.<br><br><br><br>
The robots are expensive, about $160,000 each. There aren't many U.S. farms using them, and the very first units here were installed at Knigge Farms in Omro six years ago.<br><br><br><br>
"It works well," said dairy farmer Charlie Knigge. "If we didn't use the robotic milkers, we would probably need two full-time employees."<br><br><br><br>
Knigge and his brother, Pete Knigge, have 105 cows that are milked by the robots about three times a day.<br><br><br><br>
"It's not us herding the cows" into a parlor, Charlie Knigge said. "But we still have to pay attention to the herd and issues such as animal health. It's not just a matter of turning on the milkers and leaving the barn."<br><br><br><br>
Robotic milking systems are popular in European countries where farm labor costs are high. About half of the new dairy farms in Denmark and Holland use the robots, according to DeLaval Inc., a European company that sells the machines in the United States.<br><br><br><br>
"We call it voluntary milking. The cows are absolutely on their own," said Patrick Lecavalier, a DeLaval sales representative at World Dairy Expo.<br><br><br><br>
Initially, farmers use a joy stick and video camera to "train" the robot to find a cow's teats. After that, it's totally automated.<br><br><br><br>
If something goes wrong with a DeLaval robot, the machine alerts the farmer by calling his cell phone. If the problem is serious, the company dispatches a technician to the farm.<br><br>
There's a learning curve for the cows, but most of them figure out the system after a couple of tries. If not, they can be milked manually.<br><br><br><br>
There's a lot of technology packed into the systems, including a computer that records reams of data about a herd.<br><br><br><br>
"It was probably as much of a learning curve for us as the cows," Charlie Knigge said.<br></div>
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I think this is probably the first time in the history of the English language anyone has ever typed: "As a cow saunters up to the robot."<br><br><br><br><br><br><a href="http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=510173" target="_blank">All this and more here.</a><br><br><br><br>
Look for a human version in the near future...
 

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They have a human version. Sometimes babies and mommies aren't together and mommy needs to relieve herself or save some for later.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>codemonkey</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
They have a human version.</div>
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Wow, if that's your wife you can keep her. And I applaud you on your gumption.<br><br>
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Wow, if that's your wife you can keep her.</div>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>hoodedclawjen</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
lol.... english tv humour.. i'm so glad at least one canadian gets this show. goes right over my bf's head. "yeah but no but yeah but no...."</div>
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My wife and I love the show. It's a tad samey, but this is one Doctor Who fan who'll watch just about anything with Tom Baker in it. :tardis:<br><br><br><br>
I so want this <a href="http://www.popartuk.com/g/l/lgfp1553.jpg" target="_blank">poster</a> and this <a href="http://www.popartuk.com/g/l/lgFP1552.jpg" target="_blank">poster</a>.<br><br><br><br>
You know. Just as a sort of heads up for any VBers who want to buy me something nice for Christmas. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/santa2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":santa:"><br><br><br><br>
Back on topic: Nobody thinks cows that want to be milked by robots is fukced up?
 

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My wife and I love the show. It's a tad samey, but this is one Doctor Who fan who'll watch just about anything with Tom Baker in it. :tardis:</div>
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I love Tom Baker. Please don't ruin him for me :fingers in ears:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Back on topic: Nobody thinks cows that want to be milked by robots is fukced up?</div>
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I would imagine being milked when you boobs are full has the same satisfaction as peeing when your bladder is full. You do pee, don't you?<br><br>
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Back on topic: Nobody thinks cows that want to be milked by robots is fukced up?</div>
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Most are already milked by machiens as is, dosnt seem like much would change other than no humans would be there.<br><br><br><br>
Do not need people there really anyway when its time to be milked the cows line up.<br><br>
Not that I blame them having breast fed a baby I not only felt ( and looked) like a cow, when your full your full and thats not a good feeling.<br><br>
The pump was my friend <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/yes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":yes:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>~Wonder</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
You do pee, don't you?</div>
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Only if a robot holds my ****.
 

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Only if a robot holds my ****.</div>
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Well ok..long as you do not pull and R kelly and pee on the poor bird the robot is holding. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lipsrsealed2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sealed:">
 

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Only if a robot holds my ****.</div>
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I don't know if they make robots that small <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p"><br><br>
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Dear veggieborads,<br><br><br><br>
I realized before posting in here that cows are already milked by humans using machines. I also realize that an unmilked cow is an unhappy cow.<br><br><br><br>
I had hoped in the posting of this news story that others might find some amusement and/or find it a peculiar notion that a cow would choose to be milked by robots. Perhaps I watch too much science fiction.<br><br><br><br>
I see now that you clearly prefer to underestimate my intelligence and miss the point I was so badly trying to make.<br><br><br><br>
As such I regret to inform you that I am breaking up with you. I just need a little time to find myself. I'm sorry. It's not you, it's me.<br><br><br><br>
I hope we can still be friends.<br><br><br><br>
Love always,<br><br>
TJ
 

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Jeezy don't go! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"> I can change.</div>
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I'm sorry veggieboards. I'm just not that into you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smoking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smoke:">
 

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Dear veggieborads,<br><br><br><br>
I realized before posting in here that cows are already milked by humans using machines. I also realize that an unmilked cow is an unhappy cow.<br><br><br><br>
I had hoped in the posting of this news story that others might find some amusement and/or find it a peculiar notion that a cow would choose to be milked by robots. Perhaps I watch too much science fiction.<br><br><br><br>
I see now that you clearly prefer to underestimate my intelligence and miss the point I was so badly trying to make.<br><br><br><br>
As such I regret to inform you that I am breaking up with you. I just need a little time to find myself. I'm sorry. It's not you, it's me.<br><br><br><br>
I hope we can still be friends.<br><br><br><br>
Love always,<br><br>
TJ</div>
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Oh god no, not the dear jane letter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"> if we brought you chocolate covered strawberries and only ate half of them would you forgive us?
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>jeezycreezy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
I'm sorry veggieboards. I'm just not that into you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smoking.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":smoke:"></div>
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Oh god no, not the dear jane letter <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/bigcry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":cry:"> if we brought you chocolate covered strawberries and only ate half of them would you forgive us?</div>
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Only if you feed the other half to my tiny robot. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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Only if you feed the other half to my tiny robot. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/shocked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:"></div>
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No I want them for myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/kick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":junk:">
 

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I hope we can still be friends.<br></div>
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you Vegan Extremist , get your dairy propagandi out of here.
 
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