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Moving to Mobile Milking Parlors

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  1 Comment

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There are plenty of reasons not to have a mobile milking parlor, especially if you just lived throug
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Rachel's interest in sustainable agriculture and grazing has deep roots in the soil. She's been following that passion around the world, working on an ancient Nabatean farm in the Negev, and with farmers in West Africa's Niger. After returning to the US, Rachel received her M.S. and Ph.D. in agronomy and soil science from the University of Maryland. For her doctoral research, Rachel spent 3 years working with Maryland dairy farmers using management intensive grazing. She then began her work with grass farmers, a source of joy and a journey of discovery.

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  1. Interesting article as we have been trying to figure out how to milk the cows out in the pasture. Has anyone seen a robotic milking machine loaded onto a trailer and powered by batteries/solar power used any where in the world? That would seem to be the ultimate option – the cows can then milk themselves all day long, we go out and pull the trailer back to the barn once a day to empty out the bulk tank and clean the machine, then it follows the cows in their pasture rotations.

    Somebody has got to be working on this somewhere!

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