Finland: 20 years automatic milking

Finland has soon had automatic milking for 20 years. The first milking robot started milking in November 2000 in a private dairy farm in south-western Finland. The first robot, a Delaval, was after 15 years fulltime job donated to the Finnish agricultural museum in August. In the beginning of 2020 there were 1863 automatic milking places in 1201 dairy farms. At the same time there were 5788 dairy farms in Finland. So 20.7 percent of the dairy farms are milking with a AMS, but 45 to 50 percent of the milk is now milked by AMS. In 2000 when the automatic milking started there were 21564 dairy farms in Finland.

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