New technologies represent the greatest opportunity to Irish agriculture as it looks to the future.
The dairy sector in Ireland is a perfect hotbed for innovation, where a combination of the industry’s enormous growth potential must be tempered with the reality of getting the job done in the most efficient way possible.
Yes, we have the land in Ireland, but matching this resource with that of driving levels of production from an expanded dairy herd needs a response that is, very much, technology-driven.
“A desire to invest in robotics may be based on the fact that the farmer wants to spend more time managing the herd rather than physically putting clusters on cows.”
The core decision to either establish a new dairy herd, or expand existing cow numbers, requires farmers to assess the milking technologies that best meet their evolving needs. As a result, we are already seeing a significant increase in the adoption of robotic milking systems on Irish farms. The same can also be said, where rotary platforms are concerned.
But each farm is different. A desire to invest in robotics may be based on the fact that the farmer wants to spend more time managing the herd rather than physically putting clusters on cows.
The rotary platform, on the other hand, may represent the best option when it comes to allowing farmers to increase cow numbers in a situation where it is extremely difficult to secure additional labour.
New technology will play a massive role the Irish dairy sector which is primed for sustained growth over the coming years. Are you ready?