DECLO — The cows at Heglar Creek Dairy live indoors and receive constant care, though the facility is sparsely staffed at any given time.

Heglar Creek, which now milks 720 cows, opened in December 2018 and is designed to be operated with less than half the usual labor force thanks to assistance from robots. The robots also identify sick animals and issue medical notations for the staff veterinarian. Sick cows are automatically directed into a special holding pen.

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