Scenic Rim Robot Dairy
Dairy farmer Greg Dennis runs a tight ship at his robotic dairy in Beaudesert where he prepares to milk, bottle and distribute his own brand of milk - Scenic Rim 4Real Milk.
The Lely milking robots are machines that have been built around the cow. The robotic system allows the cow to choose when she is milked. The cows are trained to enter the ‘robot’ by a placement of grain feed. Each cow has an electronic tag, which the robot ‘reads’ when the cow enters, and she is given a reward of feed grain according to her level of production.
A set of milk quality measurement tools is located inside the arm of the robot just beside the udder. During the milking, the milk is continuously monitored providing vital information on mastitis, fat and protein and lactose to manage milk quality and cow health.