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Catherina Cunnane
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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 420 cows with 6 robots in Meath

Lely customers, Robert and Henry Mulligan, from Co. Meath, are running one of the largest grass-based robotic milking farms in Ireland.

They are milking 420, predominantly spring-calving cows through six Lely Astronaut A5s.

Labour had become a big issue for the farm and the milking system needed to be upgraded from the 22-unit parlour. The options were to install a rotary unit or a robotic milking system.

The decision was made to install the robots which were commissioned in September 2019.

As part of a virtual open day, the Mulligans gave their honest experience of working with the system to date with a live question and answer session in conjunction with Lely Center Mullingar.

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