With 500 cows, four children and a variety of industry roles, Western Victorian dairy farmers Mark and Sam Billing are happy for all the help technology can offer. But with so many products on the market, the couple says the challenge is to identify the technology that has the right fit for their operation.
Automation solutions are already having a big impact on many Australian dairy farms and there are options on the horizon.
Calving cows adds extra work and stress in any dairy operation. The demands are intense in seasonal
or split calving systems where large numbers of cows calve over brief periods. In year round calving
systems, it’s an on-going chore.