Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

Event Details


April 6, 2022


12:30pm - 1:30pm




Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock and Field Crops Program

Camila Lage

Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
12 to 1:30 p.m. ET
Live webinar

The adoption of an automated milking system (AMS) - more commonly known as robotic milkers - is increasing exponentially worldwide, mainly due to increased labor costs and interest in expanding the use of technology in production systems. The success of AMS management relies heavily on feed management and strategies that can maximize cow traffic, production, and health at the lowest possible cost. Because AMS is a relatively new technology, information on the best feed management and systems to optimize performance and maximize profitability are updated frequently. 

To talk with us and share the most recent high-quality research information on nutrition and feed management for dairy cows in AMS, we brought together two researchers' experts in AMS, Dr. Gregory Penner, and MSc. James Salfer, for a webinar on April 6, 2022, at noon (ET). 

Each of our speakers will give a 25-minute presentation about management strategies and insights into feeding cows in automated milking systems; after that, we will have an open space for attendees to share their experiences and questions to learn more about feeding AMS managed cows during a 20-minute Q&A section.? 
The webinar is free and open to anyone interested in learning more about feeding and managing cows in AMS. Registration is required and will be accepted until April 5th at 11:59 p.m. ET. Participants will receive the Zoom webinar URL after their registration is confirmed. A recording of the webinar will be made available to registered participants. 

The webinar: Opportunities and pitfalls of managing and feeding cows in automatic milking systems is a collaborative extension program of Michigan State University Extension and the Cornell Cooperative Extension SWNY Dairy, livestock, and field crops program.


Registration for Opportunities and Pitfalls of Managing and Feeding Cows in Automatic Milking Systems is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on April 5, 2022.

Register here!

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