David Kammel, Jouni Pitkaranta and Virpi Kurkela wrote this article to explain the design process that can create a labor efficient ASM barn design. Making sure the barn is designed to implement a management plan developed by the dairy farmer can provide them the confidence in working in the barn after it is built and realize the labor savings that they planned for. A focus on cow comfort, pen size and number of AMS units per pen, orientation of the AMS units, a fetch pen, central handling area and designing a barn for one person to do the job efficiently are keys in designing a barn that is successful and labor efficient.
Automatic Milking System Barn Design for efficient workflow and labor savings
David W. Kammel, Jouni Pitkaranta and Virpi Kurkela for Progressive Dairy Published on 19 July 2020 -