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Automation in Scotland

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A robot cleans the floor.
Feeding and cleaning is fully automated at this dairy farm in Ayrshire, releasing staff from those most laboursome chores to concentrate more fully on the welfare of the herd. The huge Holsteins choose themselves when they are milked. The milking machines are fully automatic and the health of each girl is monitored constantly and the data recorded so any potential problems can be spotted early. The herd are quiet and very relaxed but extremely nosey, nudging my camera to see what I was doing. A fantastic shoot, thank you to everyone for your help, it couldn't have been more enjoyable, or educational!