27-05-2014 01:36 AM | New Zealand

Kiwi dairy farmers go high tech

When Murray King's ancestors first took up dairy farming, their tools of the trade likely consisted of little more than a stool, a bucket and a steady pair of hands.

But with New Zealand farmers under increasing pressure to develop improved environmental, social and economic efficiencies, the chairman of dairy farmer cooperative group Livestock Improvement Corporation believes technological advancements are the secret to driving productivity.

Together with high profile business partners, including Fonterra chairman John Wilson, King's consortium is part­owner of Scott Milktech, the first robotic milking system able to be retrofitted to existing rotary sheds.
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