Automatic cup removers

About 30% of Australian dairy farms have installed automatic cup removers. Automatic cup removers may be retrofitted to both new and pre-existing equipment and offer a significant reduction in labour requirement during milking.

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Adoption of new technologies: Automatic cup removers  (PDF, 696KB)

Prepared by Matthew Reynolds, Project Officer at the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary industries, this fact sheet describes how automatic cup removers work and the implications of installing and using this technology. In addition, Matthew has examined the benefit:cost of this technology.