September 2015


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Working Today on Tomorrow’s Solutions

FutureDairy 3 focuses on sustainable whole farming systems for automatic milking (AMS). It consolidates our previous work in feedbase and precision dairying areas. The diagram below summarises the key areas of the FutureDairy project since it began in 2004.

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FutureDairy 3’s goal is to develop solutions for the challenges that farmers face when adopting an automatic milking system. Our aim is to help farmers to capture the full potential value at a whole farm business systems level. Our activities fall within three areas:

  1. Enhancing opportunities for AMS adoption and adaptation by addressing key current challenges.  In particular developing a true understanding of the viability of adapting the AMR with voluntary cow traffic; Australia is likely to be the driving force for this outcome at a global level.
  2. Make AMS more competitive with conventional milking technology in pasture-based AMS by addressing the key limitations that restrict the potential for increased production on farm.
  3. Support new installations of AMS and AMR and address appropriate site-specific challenges with research and/or extension of existing knowledge and expertise.

Project Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Sergio (Yani) Garcia
Project Leader: Assoc. Prof. Kendra Kerrisk


FutureDairy 3 is sponsored by Dairy Australia, the University of Sydney, the NSW Department of Primary Industries and DeLaval.

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