Jouni Pitkaranta wrote this article to address the 4 factors that make some farms have successful retrofit barn projects using AMS and those farmers that have had a bad retrofit experience and still have a large labor cost that they expected to be reduced. All AMS barns should have these key design factors addressed in their design, but especially in retrofit barns. Cow comfort is a top priority. Many times in a 10-15 year old barn cow comfort is compromised and the AMS design is not the problem. Adequate space around the AMS and the proper AMS configuration based on the barn layout is key to creating a good cow flow.
Four factors we see with successful robot retrofits Jouni Pitkäranta for Progressive Dairy Published on 19 October 2020 - https://www.progressivedairy.com/topics/herd-health/four-factors-we-see-with-successful-robot-retrofits