By DFC - PLC, Communications Team

We estimate that about 1 in 9 cows in Canada are milked by robots. There is a trend in Canada to choose robotics because it allows more flexibility in a farmer's day, cows like it, and robots are able to provide digital data and insight that observation of animals alone may not. Cows get to choose when and how often they get milked with the robot. Modern technology in milking equipment, like the robot, can collect a lot of information on the cow and the milk, and alert a farmer of any unusual behaviour from the cow and helps detect potential illness and injury sooner.  It does not replace humans however. Both a trained human eye and digital data are important tools when caring for cows. Learn more: