Handling Cows in a Robot Barn
The course is a practical guide to handle cows in a robot barn by one person safely and efficiently having cow´s perspective in mind. 4dBarn Handling cows in a Robot barn course is designed for a farmer who wants develop his or hers management and facilities to ensure cows health, high production and active visits to robot throughout lactation period.
The top benefits of the Handling -course
A goal in a robot barn is let the cows do their “job” on their own. Nevertheless, we need certain individual handling situations with lactation cows, which impact to labor efficiency is big!
Robotic milking handling situations
Learn, what handling situations you face in a robot barn and how important they are to your business.
Three main tools for easy handling
Fetch pen to collect cows, handling chute to treat them and headlocks to handle the cows in a pen are the crucial tools, what a robot barn must have.
Practical work solutions
You can use gates, planned routes and timing of tasks in handling. In the end of the course pick right pieces to your robot barn!
Find out what Handling course has to offer! This module is available free of charge.Free Module
Background – what and why Handling in robot barn
Learn how big impact handling has to cow longevity, labor efficiency and safety.
In this module you learn how stockmanship skills can be used in handling, in addition to gating and routing.
It is one of the best inventions in robot barn, discover how much easier you can fetch individual cows.
Module describes variety of handling chutes and situations to use it, but most importantly how to get cows easily in and out to it.
You might be surprised how useful tool headlocks are in robot barn. This module explains those advantages with practical examples
Sometimes best ideas are simple. 35 cm opening and one small gate can make a big difference in cow handling in robot barn!
Testimonials stories from robot barns
Good handling practices are already used in many farms, see how some of these farms do it!
In the last module of the Handling course You can choose which handling tools you use to which tasks. Your cow handling plan is ready!
Virpi Kurkela, DVM
It's all about handling cows in a robot barn!
As a veterinarian, I want to emphasize working practices that support animal and human welfare in a robot barn.
At 4dBarn ®, we want to do everything we can to help you create smoother and more productive working practices on your farm. In a functionally optimized robot barn, your work is smooth and safe.
4dBarn® eAcademy’s Handling Cows in a Robot Barn -eCourse is an inspiring and insightful way to develop your farm's functionality to best practice.
The course's interactive and functional approach will help you to learn.
The course included thought-provoking questions and observations
A lot of new things came up I hadn't even thought of before