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Robotic Milkers and an Automated Greenhouse: Inside a High-Tech Small Farm

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The milking machines cost about $200,000 each.

Credit: Ross Mantle for The New York Times

About 150 Jersey cows in the rolling terrain at Rivendale Farms in Bulger, some 25 miles west of Pittsburgh, wear Fitbit-like collars that monitor their movement, eating and rumination patterns. They are milked not by humans but by robotic machines.

From The New York Times
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