“From early on in my career when we first started to see robots come to the UK, I’ve always believed in the benefits that they offer farmers,” explained Bas. “However, getting the best out of your robots can be a learning curve for many. It is great to be part of a team of Robotic Milking Specialists who can offer support and help our customers achieve results, whether you have just made the switch to robots or have a long-established unit.
Supporting farmers who are still considering if robots are for them will also be an important part of Bas’s role. “Having overseen so many new installations, I’m looking forward to offering advice throughout the whole process, from planning and decision-making through to installation and optimisation.”
This holistic approach is what attracted Bas to ForFarmers: “The help the team offers goes beyond feed planning, diet advice, and costings, offering a ‘one-stop-shop’ for robotics support. This includes support with optimising the performance of robots and maximising the productive potential of the milking herd through the Robotic Analysis Programme, and the sharing of knowledge among robotic farmers with the Robotic Milking Club.”