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Robotic milkers bring new opportunities for research, outreach and education
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One of two Lely A5 Astronaut robotic milkers installed earlier this month at UW-Platteville.
PLATTEVILLE — University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s Pioneer Farm is now home to two new state-of-the-art robotic milkers, enabling more opportunities for research and engagement across campus and the tri-state region. Funded through the Dairy Innovation Hub, the two Lely A5 Astronaut robotic milkers were installed earlier this month and introduced to the nearly 200-cow herd at Pioneer Farm this week. UW-Platteville is currently the only UW System school to operate robotic milkers.