Robotic Milking Arm, Relief to Cows and Farmers
A new robotic milking system has relieved stress on farmers and udders at Jobo Farms in Greenbush, Ontario. Cows have access to milking stalls all day long, and usually opt to be milked three times a day, making for healthier and more comfortable cows. The robotic milking arm can sense if there isn't enough milk in the cow's udder, and will not offer up the snack that the cows get as a reward after milking. For the first time ever, the Oosterhof brothers that run Jobo farms were both able to enjoy a birthday dinner with their mother at the same time.
The robotic milker, combining an inhuman patience and ability to shrug off a chance kick, also has a sensitive side.