g1000 +

group milking

Achieve up to 110-160 milkings per hour.

Operating Barn in Brandenburg Germany - Group Milking by AMS Galaxy USA

All the benefits of robotic box milking

designed for the large herd manager

How does it work?

A cow handler employee will bring a complete cow group into the holding pen. Group sizes can be 80-160 cows depending on holding pen size.

A 10 double box (20 stalls) system can milk up to 1,250 cows – 2.7-3.0x per day.

The dairy farmer can choose to manage his herd by having high producing pens visit 4.0x per day and low producing pens visit 2.0x per day or all groups 3.0x.

In an 8 hour work shift, an employee can bring 110 – 160 cows per hour to the holding pen.

After bringing the cows to the holding pen, the employee will have approximately 45 minutes of time to perform other herdsman tasks such as breeding, health management, grooming stalls.

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After bringing the cows to the holding pen, the employee will have approximately 45 minutes of time to perform other herdsman tasks such as breeding, health management, grooming stalls.

G1000 + Group Milking by AMS Galaxy USA

the milking process

Each double box robot is equipped with a robotic arm that does 100% cleaning, preparation and attachment, but a pit in each room allows for easy intervention for new heifers and milk quality checks on special cows.

cows can be sorted automatically

As cows are finished milking – cows can be sorted automatically for health checks or breeding or back into their normal pen. These activities / checks can be completed while the cows continue to milk in the robots.

Since all cows are brought to the robots as a batch, there is no need to look for (or fetch) individual cows that did not enter the robots voluntarily. A crowd gate gently moves cows to the robot entry gates.

designed for large herd managers

All cows exit in a robot return lane that leads to a 3-way selection gate. At this first gate, cows can be sorted to the normal pen, special needs sort pen, or a repro pen to allow for insemination.

This selection can be done at one or all milking shifts per day to meet the dairy farmer’s needs.

Upon completion of treatment, cows are moved to the normal pen through the return lane with the rest of the group. This allows for uninterrupted time for the cow group since all the milking and cow management is complete.

milk handling

Group Milking allows all Astrea 20.20 double boxes for a large herd to be placed in one central room. This eliminates long piping runs keeping the system simple for milk cooling and system cleaning.

barn design

This milking center can easily be incorporated into any operating large farm. It eliminates the need to remove stalls to add a robot room in an existing pen. In most cases this G1000+ Group Milking facility can be constructed near the existing parlor.