Archive: Rise of the machines

Published 21 October 14

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Wednesday 22 October, DairyCo hosts an open meeting at Thorpe Farm in Hope Valley, Derbyshire. 

On the day people will see a recently installed Boumatic robotic milking system in use. This is also an opportunity to see a slurry tanker working with shallow injector and to hear about cutting costs through more efficient use of slurry. In addition, Andrew Wells, from Farming Advice Service will give an update on Cross Compliance, including how to avoid penalties.  

Judith Stafford, DairyCo extension officer, says: “It offers a great opportunity to see the farm’s new robots and hear from Bob and Jonathan Marsden why they opted to go for a robotic system. Could this be something for you?” 

For more information or to book a place, contact Judith on 07891 556623 or

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