More and more dairy farmers are thinking about switching to robotic milking as new technology provides better options to manage labor, production and milk quality. In this episode, Matt Roberts, director of milking equipment sales for GEA, shares considerations for choosing the right robot type, real-world performance results and how to evaluate robotic milking ROI.

Matt has extensive experience with milking system installations, and uses that background to help dairy farmers choose, manage and maintain their milking equipment – from conventional parlors to large-scale robotic milking systems. Whether you’re looking to optimize milking performance or seeking a more flexible farm schedule, he lays out all the options.

Here’s the episode breakdown:

  1. 0:40 – Welcome, Matt Roberts
  2. 2:28 – Can you share details on the two milking robot styles?
  3. 3:47 – Talk us through initial robot conversations and considerations.
  4. 6:50 – What about robotic milking ROI?
  5. 8:30 – Can you explain features and services to look for in robotic milking systems?
  6. 9:48 – Can you share current highlights of robotic milking farms?
  7. 11:10 – What about robotic milking performance?
  8. 11:42 – What are your top recommendations for farmers interested in robots?

This episode is sponsored by GEA.

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GEA offers milking solutions to maximize efficiency and milk quality. From parlors to robotic milking, our customized milking systems fit the needs of any size dairy farm. Herd management tools, hygiene solutions and manure management equipment complete our offering. You can count on our leading-edge technologies paired with our experienced dealer service network to help manage your dairy business profitably and sustainably.  Learn more at


Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts, director of milking equipment sales with GEA


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