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Robotic milking technologies and renegotiating situated ethical relationships on UK dairy farms (2013)
Journal Article
Holloway, L., Wilkinson, K., & Bear, C. (2014). Robotic milking technologies and renegotiating situated ethical relationships on UK dairy farms. Agriculture and human values, 31(2), 185-199. doi:10.1007/s10460-013-9473-3

Robotic or automatic milking systems (AMS) are novel technologies that take over the labor of dairy farming and reduce the need for human-animal interactions. Because robotic milking involves the replacement of 'conventional' twice-a-day milking mana... Read More

Re-capturing bovine life: Robot-cow relationships, freedom and control in dairy farming (2013)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, K., Holloway, L., & Bear, C. (2014). Re-capturing bovine life: Robot-cow relationships, freedom and control in dairy farming. Journal of rural studies, 33, (131-140). doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2013.01.006. ISSN 0743-0167

Robotic milking machines are novel technologies that take over the labour of dairy farming and reduce the need for human-animal interactions. Replacing ‘conventional' twice-a-day milking managed by people with a system that supposedly allows cows the... Read More