Robotic Dairy Trip, Gunns Plains

10 of us have arranged to meet Bev Carpenterat 11.00am at her Gunns Plains dairy farm. As a milk tanker driver I have seen a few robotic dairies (there are approx 9 in Tasmania) in my travels but have never had a complete rundown of its operation and sat and watched several cows go through the process of being milked with a robotic milking machine with no human involvement.

Robotic Dairy, hard to get a good photo

Robotic Dairy, hard to get a good photo

Finished milking

Finished milking

A good back scratch before going back to the paddock

A good back scratch before going back to the paddock

updates later

Everyone was thoroughly intrigued by the robotic operation and we all thanked Bev Carpenter for a thoroughly informative and enlightening experience. Wings Wildlife Park just down the road is trying to entice Bev and her family to incorporate a tourist operation into the farm. They are looking into it but insurance is always the stumbling block. Good luck if it comes to fruition. If it does become a tourist destination, put it on the to do list if you come to Tasmania especially if you are a city slicker, just don’t wear thongs.

Back in camp and the weather has improved and happy hour is set up with the firepot near a hut just in case the weather comes back in, but we needn’t have bothered

Happy hour went well after dark

Happy hour went well after dark

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