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Milking Robots Market - By Solution (Hardware, Software, Services), By Type (Single-Stall Robotic Milker, Multi-Stall Robotic Milker, Rotary Milking Robot), By Herd Size (Below 100, Between 100 & 1,000, Above 1,000) & Forecast, 2023 - 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6858
  • Published Date: Oct 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Milking Robots Market Size

Milking Robots Market size was valued at USD 3.1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 15% between 2023 and 2032. The industry is witnessing a surge in demand primarily due to the growing need for automated milking solutions.

 

Milking Robots Market

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As labor shortages persist in the dairy industry, farmers are increasingly turning to milking robots to mitigate these challenges. These robots offer cost-effectiveness, enabling dairy farms to efficiently manage larger herds without a proportional increase in labor costs. Milking robots are becoming increasingly sophisticated and affordable, making them more accessible to dairy farmers of all sizes. The rising emphasis on sustainability, improved cow welfare, and the ability to adapt to varying herd sizes further increases the demand for automated milking solutions.
 

Milking robots are automated systems used in dairy farming to milk cows without human intervention. These machines are equipped with sensors and robotic arms that clean the cow's udder, attach milking cups, and extract milk. Milking robots provide benefits such as labor savings, 24/7 milking capabilities, data collection for herd management, and improved cow welfare. They play a crucial role in modernizing dairy farms by optimizing efficiency and addressing labor shortages while enhancing milk production & quality.

 

The high initial cost of milking robots is a major factor hampering the milking robots market growth. These upfront expenses include the purchase, installation, and setup of robotic systems. Additionally, the cost of maintenance and occasional repairs can add to the financial burden, making it essential for farms to carefully assess the long-term benefits against the upfront costs before embracing milking robots.

 

COVID-19 Impact

The COVID-19 pandemic had several impacts on the milking robots market. Economic uncertainties and financial strains on dairy farms led to delayed or canceled investment plans in milking robot systems and the disruptions in global supply chains affected the availability & delivery of these technologies, causing delays and increased costs. However, the pandemic also highlighted the importance of automation in agriculture due to labor shortages. As a result, there was a growing interest in milking robots as a solution to labor-related challenges. Despite the long-term potential for growth in the milking robots industry, the short-term impacts of the pandemic included slowed market expansion and deferred adoption by some dairy farmers.

 

Milking Robots Market Trends

The market is experiencing significant growth as the global demand for dairy products is expected to continue to grow in the coming years, driven by population growth, rising incomes & changing dietary habits. This increased demand is likely to lead to an increase in the number of dairy cows, which in turn, will drive the demand for milking robots. Additionally, there is a trend toward modular and scalable solutions that can adapt to farms of varying sizes. The focus on sustainability and animal welfare is also driving innovation with robots designed to minimize resource consumption and enhance the well-being of cows.

 

Milking Robots Market Analysis

Milking Robots Market Size, By Solution, 2021-2032 (USD Billion)

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Based on solution, the milking robots market is segmented into hardware and software. The hardware segment held a market share of 70% in 2022. Growth in the segment is influenced by the rising demand for automation in dairy farming, driven by labor shortages and the need for increased efficiency. As a result, dairy farmers are investing in milking robot hardware to streamline operations. Continuous technological advancements have made milking robots more reliable and efficient, encouraging adoption. Robot hardware for milking robots can be customized to meet the specific needs of each farm. This includes the size and layout of the milking parlor, the type of milking equipment used, and the software that controls the robots.

 

Milking Robots Market Share, By Type, 2022

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Based on type, the milking robots market is segmented into single-stall robotic milker, multi-stall robotic milker, and rotary milking robot. The rotary milking robot segment will experience a CAGR of over 20% till 2032. Rotary milking robots are a game-changer in as they combine the efficiency of rotary parlors with the automation of milking robots, allowing continuous milking of multiple cows in a controlled and streamlined process. This innovation addresses labor shortages and facilitates the management of larger herds while ensuring consistent milking routines. Its data-collection capabilities enhance herd management, improving overall productivity and cow health. As dairy operations increasingly seek modernization and efficiency, the rotary milking robot's unique blend of automation and efficiency is driving substantial market growth and reshaping the landscape of dairy farming.

 

UK Milking Robots Market Size, 2021-2032, (USD Million)

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Europe dominated the global milking robots market with a share of 30% in 2022. The region places a strong emphasis on sustainable and efficient dairy farming practices, driving the adoption of automation technologies such as milking robots. The European dairy industry is facing a shortage of labor, milking robots can help address this labor shortage by automating the milking process. Countries such as the UK, Germany, and France have witnessed a significant adoption of milking robots in their dairy farming sectors.

 

Milking Robots Market Share

  • Agroserve Ltd.
  • AMS Galaxy
  • BouMatic Robotics
  • Dairymaster
  • DeLaval
  • Fullwood Packo
  • FutureDairy
  • GEA Group
  • Insentec
  • Lely Group
  • Milkline
  • Milkomax
  • SAC
  • System Happel GmbH
  • Vansun Technologies
  • VMS Robotics
  • Waikato Milking System NZ LP

These players heavily invest in research to introduce innovative services & products and garner maximum revenue in the market.
 

Milking Robots Industry News

  • In October 2021, boumatic expands global market position with acquisition of sac group. This acquisition demonstrates BouMatic’s continued commitment to bringing best-in-class dairy farm solutions to its clients across the world.
     

The milking robots market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Solution

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • Services

By Type

  • Single-Stall Robotic Milker
  • Multi-Stall Robotic Milker
  • Rotary Milking Robot

By Herd Size

  • Below 100
  • Between 100 and 1,000
  • Above 1,000

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • UK
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • ANZ
    • Singapore
    • Rest of Asia Pacific 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • MEA
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of MEA

 

Authors: Suraj Gujar , Deeksha Vishwakarma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

Market size for milking robots was valued at USD 3.1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 15% between 2023 and 2032, primarily due to the growing need for automated milking solutions.
The rotary milking robot segment will experience a CAGR of over 20% through 2032, as they combine the efficiency of rotary parlors with the automation of milking robots, allowing continuous milking of multiple cows in a controlled and streamlined process.
Europe milking robots industry held a revenue share of 30% in 2022 and will continue growth as the region places a strong emphasis on sustainable and efficient dairy farming practices, driving the adoption of automation technologies such as milking robots.
Agroserve Ltd., AMS Galaxy, BouMatic Robotics, Dairymaster, DeLaval, Fullwood Packo, FutureDairy, GEA Group, Insentec, Lely Group, and Milkline among others.

Milking Robots Market Scope

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Premium Report Details

  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 18
  • Tables & Figures: 230
  • Countries covered: 24
  • Pages: 250
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