“We started milking three times a day a number of years ago, which proved very beneficial for the cows’ yields; but sourcing on-going relief milkers was proving difficult,” according to Cahal.
In early 2018, the Casey family made the decision to introduce robotic milking and GEA Monobox (DairyRobot R9500) systems proved the perfect choice.
“We liked the pit area behind the cow. It gives great visibility and access to the cow - the fast attachment and everything happening in-liner,” Cahal commented.
McKnight Dairy Services installed the GEA Monobox robots in autumn 2018 and started milking in early October of that year.