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Dairy-Robot Milking

John A. Metcalf, PhD, Ruminant Portfolio Manager, Trouw Nutrition Canada

A key ALLY for your robot herd

Trouw Nutrition has invested in robotic milking feeding programs right from the beginning. We have a proven track record on-farm with the knowledge, expertise and tools to help you achieve your goals. This includes training our teams – both those in the field and our technical specialists – to help your robot herd maximize productivity.

Our team of Dairy Nutrition Advisors (DNA) are more than sales representatives. They are your partners and key members of your farm management team. They go through an innovative training program which is unique to Trouw Nutrition, that delivers more than 200 hours of education for dairy management.

This training program is more than just nutrition. DNA certified reps are trained to evaluate the entire farm, ask questions and understand your goals. Nutrition is important, but by evaluating the total business and prioritizing areas that may need greater attention we can enhance the overall success of the farm. Combining Trouw Nutrition’s products and services, the expertise of our team of specialists and their own experience, certified reps uncover key opportunities that will make your operation more profitable and productive.

Using this whole farm approach has proven to be successful for robot herds too. Through the DNA training program information, resources and training are also provided for robot herds. Our Dairy Nutrition Advisors can help you navigate this investment and reach your goals.

Our DNA approach does not offer cookie cutter solutions but ones that are customized and unique for each farm business. Every farm has unique opportunities and so strategies and recommendations are unique as well.

If you are already using robots, transitioning or planning to do so, do not hesitate to reach out to your Dairy Nutrition Advisor or Shur-Gain dealer for advice on analyzing the data and identifying opportunities for your farm.

Let our team of Dairy Nutrition Advisors help make you more profitable today!


Management in ROBOT Farms: A Total Approach

What the cows tell us!

A key point that all nutrition advisors learn throughout the DNA training program is to observe your cows. What do cows tell us? Some things we may look for are: Do they lie down and chew their cud? How is their locomotion score? What is their behaviour at the feed bunk? Taking the time to look over and watch your cows will help us see the overall health status of your herd and lead us to investigate, uncover and suggest solutions to help improve your profitability.

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Trouw Nutrition’s team of trained Dairy Nutrition Advisors have the tools to support you in meeting your goals, whether you are thinking about transitioning to this technology or currently working with milking robots.