A Bulahdelah Dairy Farm that has taken a step into the world of robotics has shown off their tech to the NSW Nationals in the state government.
Myall River Pastoral Co, which milks 150 cows through a robotic system, was toured by Deputy Premier and NSW Nationals Leader John Barilaro, Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall and Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead along with other NSW Nationals members.
Mr Bromhead said he was proud to showcase the Bulahdelah farm to his colleagues.
“The Myall River Pastoral Co is a great example of how agriculture is evolving with the age of technology,” Mr Bromhead said.
“I’m delighted to see this dairy farm forging forward with new and innovative technology.”
Farm owners Kay and John Smith said they embraced technology to guarantee future sustainability.
“We started exploring our options three years ago and it was early 2020 that the first cows were milked on the robotic system,” Mrs Smith said.
“The machines are totally off-grid and solar-powered, the cows are free to be milked at their own leisure.
“The implementation of robotics has been a game-changer for our farm, it’s given us a new lease on dairy farming.”