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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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VIDEO: Milking 740 cows with 12 robots

Hickory Lawn Dairy established its current system, milking 740 cows with 12 Lely Astronaut A5 robotic milking, in May 2019.

Since moving to robotic milking, the Schmidt family has reduced their cull rate by 15% and increased their average production per cow per day by 10-15 lbs.

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