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  • Students use information about an Automated Milking System (AMS) to design the layout of their own farm. Two-dimensional drawings are processed to make three-dimensional models of the layout.

    This unit's purpose is to think about how to set up an automatic milking system by integrating knowledge of the farm technology with knowledge of cow behaviour.

    Rights: 2006 Dexcel Ltd.

    Cows learning how to use gates

    On a robotic milking farm cows are taught how to use gates so they can take themselves to be milked.

    At a more advanced level, students could construct a farm model using electronics.

    Download the document (see link below). This includes worksheets: Action planner for an automatic milking system, Automatic milking system round robin and Farm plan for an automatic milking system.

    Useful link

    Find out about automatic milking systems on the DairyNZ website.

      Published 1 March 2006, Updated 1 February 2017 Referencing Hub articles
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