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If you couldn’t make it out to Vegas last month for our premier robotics event, catch up on all the great information here and in future issues. At the recent VMS™ PRO (Professional Robotic Operators) event, we welcomed more than 100 registered users, from ten nationalities and four continents. We also honored seven of our most productive VMS dairies.

VMS PRO featured world-renowned industry experts that shared their latest research in the areas of robotic milking, feeding concepts and technological innovations. Topics included precision dairy tools, the role of robotic housing systems on animal health, successful group calf feeding and optimizing cow traffic. Click on the following links to see content from the show:

Dr. Ken Nordlund, Barn Design-Interaction of Robotic – Housing Systems and Health: Clinical professor Emeritus, School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and board certified dairy specialist in the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners. Watch the video >

Dr. Trevor DeVries, Improving Feed Access and Consumption on Robotic Dairies: Canada Research Chair in Dairy Cattle Behavior and Welfare and an Associate Professor in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the University of Guelph. Watch the video >

Dr. Jeff Bewley, Precision Dairy Tools – Explore the Potential: B.S. in Animal Sciences from the University of Kentucky, M.S. in Dairy Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison and PhD from Purdue University where he focused on precision dairy farming technologies. Watch the video >

What attendees are saying about VMS PRO:

“It made us excited to return to our farm and implement the new things learned”, Joe and Barb Terpstra
“I am a VMS pasture based farmer and certainly came away with a good number of ideas around how we might improve our VMS system”, Alvin Reid
“There was a good assortment of topics dealing with all aspects of a robot dairy”, Jay Moreland
“Meeting was extremely helpful and we have taken home many ideas to tweak our system”, Brian Craswell

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