ROBOTIC SYSTEMS USED IN DAIRY CATTLE FARMS
- 1. Selçuk University, Faculty of Agriculture, Agricultural Structures and Irrigation Department, 42021, Türkiye
- 2. Selçuk University, Agricultural Faculty, Farm Structure and Irrigation Department, 42021, Turkey
- 3. Selçuk University, Agricultural Faculty, Farm Structure and Irrigation Department, 42021, Turkey
Abstract: Robotic systems are one of the applications that facilitate our life in animal husbandry. In recent years, especially in cattle breeding, to avoid integration led to the increasing number of large-scale livestock farms in both the world and Türkiye. This situation caused to increase the mechanization and use of robotic systems in animal breeding. Innovation studies in livestock breeding developed as in many industries. The aim of this study was to examine the robotic systems used in dairy cattle breeding and to determine their effects on animal breeding. The robotic systems used in animal husbandry allow the animals to carry out the practice they need in their own right at any time, without human control, with the freedom of movement within the shelter. In this study, robotic systems used in dairy cattle breeding investigated under three different headings as robotic systems used in milking, robotic systems used in feeding and robotic systems used in fertilizer cleaning. The use of robotic systems in dairy cattle farms provides benefits such as ease of farm management, more efficient control of animals, gain of human labor, improvement of cow welfare, increase in milk yield and quality.