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Pioneering microchip milking unit in Gloucestershire goes on sale

PUBLISHED: 10:26 17 May 2017

Aerial view of the unit at Wapley Hill Farm

Aerial view of the unit at Wapley Hill Farm


A state-of-the-art robotic dairy unit which takes milking into the next millennium has been put on the market in Chipping Sodbury

A pioneering robotic dairy unit which takes milking into the next millennium has been put on the market in South Gloucestershire.

The state-of-the-art dairy puts the Chip in Chipping Sodbury - replacing traditional milk units with a bespoke GEA MI One milking robot housed in a futuristic steel frame building.

Rural affairs specialist Ben Compton from Bruton Knowles’ Gloucester office is expecting a stampede of interest from those wanting to make the most of the unique technology.

“The dairy farmer who developed the unit had a background in computers and incorporated the same hardware to the traditional milking machine.

The state-of-the-art machineryThe state-of-the-art machinery

Forward thinking dairy farmers looking to increase productivity while reducing overheads. are now being advised to act quickly before this unique opportunity is snapped up.

The deal also includes 50 fitted sand-based cubicles with room for 18 more so is ideal for farmers with up to 70 cows. There is also potential to add value by applying for an agricultural worker’s dwelling.

Ben said: “This particular unit is the very latest in dairy technology where the entire milking process is carried out automatically. This includes attachment, pre-dipping, stripping, milking, monitoring, post-dipping, detaching, cluster flushing and disinfection.

“The box also adjusts to allow for optimal positioning of every cow making it suitable for all herd types including farms with mixed herds.

“Regarded by many as the next big thing in milk production, this is the ideal unit for those looking to optimise their production.”

The unit at Wapley Hill Farm is located just off the B4465 between Wapley and Codrington, and is close to junction 18 of the M4 motorway.

All live and deadstock are excluded from the sale.

For further information please contact Ben Compton on 01452 88018 or ben.compton@brutonknowles.co.uk.

Visit the Bruton Knowles website here.


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