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(Sun News Network)   Robot cow milker may solve Canada's dairy worker shortage, lead Heffer to fall in love again   (sunnewsnetwork.ca) divider line 27
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2013-07-28 08:12:32 AM
my.ohio.voyager.net
 
2013-07-28 10:01:43 AM
I grew up in farm country, got my first job working on one when I was 13. It's not that there's a labor shortage, it's that a lot of farms these days expect their employees to have a damn degree in agriculture before they'll hire them.
 
2013-07-28 10:07:32 AM
How many people does it take to milk a robot cow, anyway?

/I mean... isn't there an app for that?
 
2013-07-28 11:06:56 AM
I always said we should export about 10 million illegal immigrants to Canada one night. Let's see how their infrastructure and health care system hold up.

/Of course, they do not like poor brown people in Canada at all.
 
2013-07-28 12:46:05 PM
Am I the only one who remembers seeing a 'toon of Porky Pig and a real cow competing against a robot cow who aggressively nommed all the hay and put out cottage cheese as well as milk?
 
2013-07-28 12:49:23 PM
or... you could just reduce the amount of labor required like this
 
2013-07-28 01:03:36 PM
its not so much that there's a shortage of people to milk cows, its all the ancillary chores, feeding, mucking ot, bedding, heifer raising that take time.
 
2013-07-28 01:07:40 PM
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2013-07-28 01:29:37 PM
Robot cow milker may solve Canada's dairy worker shortage, lead Heffner to fall in love again
 
2013-07-28 01:34:19 PM
Sooooon, my dream of a fully automated, self sustaining, farm of the future will come to be realized!  Then I will go and kick back and read a book while food is grown and prepared for me.

Automated vegetables through hydoponics, fish through aquaculture, meat on the hoof, power from the waste, robots to repair everything, bioplastics fed into 3d printers for spare parts. It will be amazing!
 
2013-07-28 01:36:49 PM
These milkers aren't new.  I remember seeing a show on PBS a number of years back about how the Dutch were using these things.

The neat thing was that the cows go to the milkers on their own schedules.  They know to queue in line for the device.  The machine in turn uses a laser to pin-point the teats, spray them with a cleaning agent, and then attach a sucker to each teat.  The whole time, the cow just stands there perfectly happy to let this all go on.
 
2013-07-28 01:39:07 PM

Too_many_Brians: Sooooon, my dream of a fully automated, self sustaining, farm of the future will come to be realized!  Then I will go and kick back and read a book while food is grown and prepared for me.

Automated vegetables through hydoponics, fish through aquaculture, meat on the hoof, power from the waste, robots to repair everything, bioplastics fed into 3d printers for spare parts. It will be amazing!


the price of food would crash and you wouldn't be able to make enough to pay your mortgage and electric bill. Also, as a farmer, anything that claims to be automatic is only automatic while you're watching. If you just assume it'll run properly you're going to have big quality issues.
 
2013-07-28 01:40:32 PM

Dinjiin: These milkers aren't new.  I remember seeing a show on PBS a number of years back about how the Dutch were using these things.

The neat thing was that the cows go to the milkers on their own schedules.  They know to queue in line for the device.  The machine in turn uses a laser to pin-point the teats, spray them with a cleaning agent, and then attach a sucker to each teat.  The whole time, the cow just stands there perfectly happy to let this all go on.


they get some grain every time they get milked. That's why they go in.
 
2013-07-28 02:19:17 PM
i1249.photobucket.com
I don't always fall in love,
but when I do
It's usually two hot chicks 1/4 my age.

/You misspelled heifer, subby.
 
2013-07-28 02:33:51 PM

technoblogical: [i1249.photobucket.com image 164x214]
I don't always fall in love,
but when I do
It's usually two hot chicks 1/4 my age.

/You misspelled heifer, subby.


No, Subby didn't...
 
2013-07-28 03:18:08 PM

amishkarl: Too_many_Brians: Sooooon, my dream of a fully automated, self sustaining, farm of the future will come to be realized!  Then I will go and kick back and read a book while food is grown and prepared for me.

Automated vegetables through hydoponics, fish through aquaculture, meat on the hoof, power from the waste, robots to repair everything, bioplastics fed into 3d printers for spare parts. It will be amazing!

the price of food would crash and you wouldn't be able to make enough to pay your mortgage and electric bill. Also, as a farmer, anything that claims to be automatic is only automatic while you're watching. If you just assume it'll run properly you're going to have big quality issues.


Oh, I forgot to include the part of it being on a deserted area, preferably an island, with no other people. This isn't a business it's a way to be a misanthrope on a full time basis.

Let them all starve.
 
2013-07-28 03:25:15 PM

Nemo's Brother: I always said we should export about 10 million illegal immigrants to Canada one night. Let's see how their infrastructure and health care system hold up.

/Of course, they do not like poor brown people in Canada at all.


Make sure its during a winter month and the problem would sort itself out pretty quick.  You could probably fix Florida, Texas or Arkansas the same way.
 
2013-07-28 04:02:43 PM

ReapTheChaos: I grew up in farm country, got my first job working on one when I was 13. It's not that there's a labor shortage, it's that a lot of farms these days expect their employees to have a damn degree in agriculture before they'll hire them.


and they probably pay minimum wage too.
 
2013-07-28 04:37:00 PM

BumpInTheNight: Nemo's Brother: I always said we should export about 10 million illegal immigrants to Canada one night. Let's see how their infrastructure and health care system hold up.

/Of course, they do not like poor brown people in Canada at all.

Make sure its during a winter month and the problem would sort itself out pretty quick.  You could probably fix Florida, Texas or Arkansas the same way.


I've been saying we've always gotten deportation all wrong. We send them back to where they know how to get back from. Maybe we should be selling them. I know people don't like the words normally involved, but "term prepaid contract labor" might work. Someone get me a marketing weasel, a lobbyist, and someone with a funny name and oil money.
 
2013-07-28 04:43:20 PM
Ah Rocco, you were so subversive.
 
2013-07-28 05:20:16 PM
gadgets.boingboing.net
 
2013-07-28 08:21:30 PM

Dinjiin: These milkers aren't new.  I remember seeing a show on PBS a number of years back about how the Dutch were using these things.

The neat thing was that the cows go to the milkers on their own schedules.  They know to queue in line for the device.  The machine in turn uses a laser to pin-point the teats, spray them with a cleaning agent, and then attach a sucker to each teat.  The whole time, the cow just stands there perfectly happy to let this all go on.


Heck, it was on How It's Made 5 years ago, filmed in Canada.

Old news is old, I guess.
 
2013-07-28 09:06:00 PM
4Chan's been all over robotic cow milkers for years
 
2013-07-28 11:15:11 PM
I have the weirdest erection right now.
 
2013-07-29 03:22:00 AM

trapped-in-CH: I have the weirdest erection right now.




Have another my friend
 
2013-07-29 03:23:22 AM

FirstNationalBastard: [my.ohio.voyager.net image 240x180]


you magnificent  bastard!
 
2013-07-29 08:21:36 AM

ReapTheChaos: I grew up in farm country, got my first job working on one when I was 13. It's not that there's a labor shortage, it's that a lot of farms these days expect their employees to have a damn degree in agriculture before they'll hire them.


And pay them Min. wage.
 
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