Field day to focus on new robotic milking

THE Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture will host a field day on robotic milking on Tuesday.

TIA senior development and extension officer Alexis Perez said the field day would take in operations at the Dornauf and Crowden family farms.

"Anyone interested in learning about robotic milking technologies is invited to come along to our field day," he said.

"We will be visiting the first commercial automatic milking rotary in the world, followed by a visit to a neighbouring farm that has installed a box unit automatic milking system."

For those attending, it will be a chance to discover the main challenges and benefits of robotic milking systems and to learn what drives productivity and profitability.

Buses will run from Smithton, Scottsdale and New Norfolk, based on demand, and lunch will be provided. RSVPs for the free bus are needed tomorrow and RSVPs for catering purposes would also be appreciated. They should be directed to Mr Perez on 0418876089 or Alexis.Perez@utas.edu.au. Details about milking systems can be found at www.tia.tas.edu.au

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