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Innovations at the Harper Adams Dairy Unit: Lely Juno feed pusher robot

A two page technical note decribing the operation and cost saving opportunities of the Lely Junio mobile automatic feed pusher robot.

Year of Publication2010

The 400 cow Harper Adams Dairy Unit has installed a Lely Juno feed pusher robot to replace the manual process of using a tractor and sweeper wheel. The robot should allow feed pushing to be performed 24 hours a day resulting in improved feed availability, reduced feed wastage and lower operational costs through using less labour and fuel. Manufacturer’s figures indicate annual savings of around £6,000 should be made, which should see a payback of 2-3 years, depending on how the equipment is amortised. A full assessment of performance and operational costs will be performed by the Dairy Unit over a 12 month period.

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robotics5 june 2010
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