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Milking Robots Market Size, Share & Industry Analysis, By System Type (Single-Stall Unit, Multi-Stall Unit, Automated Milking Rotary), By Herd Size (Less than 100, 100-1000 and 1001 and Above), and Regional Forecast, 2020-2032

Last Updated: July 08, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI102996



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The global milking robots market size was valued at USD 1.25 billion in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 5.61 billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 11.3% during the forecast period. Europe dominated the milking robots market with a market share of 31.2% in 2019.

The trend towards automated milking systems (AMS) is gaining impetus in recent times. Milking robots help dairy owners accelerate their businesses in the dairy industry in a cost-efficient manner. The demand for such robots is growing at a rapid pace owing to rising demand for milk quality and quantity among consumers, growing concerns of the herd’s health and the welfare of the working conditions of the farmers. These robots ideally provide greater flexibility and frequency of milking times than conventional milking procedures. Also, the presence of the operator is minimal as these robots have a framework of streamlined technology covering overall operations. This allows the operator to shift its focus to other areas of farm management. Moreover, manufacturers are constantly emphasizing on upgrading and introducing technologically edged robots to increase the revenue and improve overall efficiency, further creating a potential impact on the milking robots market growth.


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Technological Advancement such as Real-time Elimination of Chemical Agents to Swell Market

The integration of different technologies is a preliminary factor promoting this market growth. The robots are integrated with various sensors and measurement devices which perform the operational workflow and monitor the same. For instance, in January 2019, GEA Group unveils a new milking system engineered to enhance the milking process and increase the on-farm efficiency. Additionally, the robot integrated with the SCC monitor sensor proactively analyzes milk flow continuously throughout the entire milking process. Moreover, it collects reliable data in real-time eliminating chemical reagents, to help detect mastitis early. It also helps to minimize treatment time and protect the health of the herd. Furthermore, unique cleaning requirements, individual quarter monitoring and detach, automatic cleaning and system alerts are some other factors where sensors play a vital role, thereby adding impetus to this market.


Customized Designing and Consistent Operational Workflow is expected to Boost Market    

The milking robots are specifically designed in a way that best suits the preference and needs of the farmer. Also, each cow determines her own rhythm at the time of milking, the success of which highly depends on the willingness and comfort of the cow. Owing to this, the robot is developed with an entirely cow-focused approach. The robot ensures that the cow is relaxed, comfortable, and free from the visual distraction of arm movement that inspires her to milk often and fast. Furthermore, the system identifies the cow and determines whether it is time for it to obtain maximum milkability. Having said that, the customization and operational efficiency of these robots is expected to create a potential room in the coming years. Moreover, the breakdown of COVID-19 pandemic is anticipated to create a considerable slowdown to market growth. However, the production of milk is accelerated due to increasing end-user demand which could create lucrative business opportunities for dairy farms to fulfill global needs.


Inadequate Training to Cows at Initial Stage can Hinder Market Growth

The functioning and usability of milking robots are highly dependent on the training given to the cows at dairy farms. Cows need to adapt and adjust to the systems for better efficiency. Inadequate training is a major factor expected to slow down the market. Further, new cows need to be trained early to ensure rapid and complete adaptation to the automatic system. Furthermore, as the milking system operates 24/7, the availability of technical support is vital. This is because breakdown while milking activity can physically damage the herd and delicate sensors of the robot components, thereby causing potential expenditure for repairing.


By System Type Analysis

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Multi-Stall Unit Segment to Show High Growth Rate in Coming Years

Based on system type, the market is segmented into single-stall unit, multi-stall unit, and automated milking rotary.

The multi-stall unit is expected to emerge dominant and continue so in the coming years with the increasing demand for milk and dairy commodities across the globe. A multi-stall is ideally designed to simultaneously conduct the milking process. This fastens the operational workflow within minimum cost. Moreover, small and medium size enterprises ideally prefer multi-stall to generate early return on investment, reduce capital expenditure, and gain optimized efficiency.

Rotary milking rotary and single-stall unit is anticipated to witness considerable growth in the coming years owing to high pouring of investments for rotary systems, carry multiple functions, and others. Single stall is the oldest form of system type ideally designed for small farms. It allows small farm owners to reap benefits at comparatively low capital investments.

By Herd Size Analysis

100-1000 Herd Size Segment to Grow Rapidly in Forecast Period

Based on herd size, the market is segmented into less than 100, 100-1000, and 1001 and above.

100-1000 segment is anticipated to grow significantly in the coming years with the increasing demand for milk and milk commodities across different regions. Also, the medium-sized dairy farms are focusing on installing rotary or multi-stall milking robots to enhance efficiency, productivity, and gain maximum yield through herds.

Less than 100, and the 1001 and above segment is expected to grow at a considerable rate in the forecast period owing to the increasing number of herds, and growing concerns for dairy management and farm management. Moreover, the system designed proves to be an efficient way to perform milking activity on dairy farms, thus impacting the market positively.


Europe Milking Robots Market Size, 2019 (USD Billion)

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Geographically, this global market is segmented into five major regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. They are further categorized into countries.

Europe market holds the highest share in 2019 owing to the presence of major manufacturers, high demand for milk and milk commodities in this region, heavy investments in research & development activities in countries such as Germany, UK, and others, Furthermore, high cost of labor is also observed in this region. In order to mitigate or reduce the labor cost, high adoption of robotics technology is observed in this region.

Asia Pacific and North America markets are anticipated to witness higher growth rate in the coming years respectively owing to considerable presence of manufacturers. Countries such as the United States, China, etc. wherein milk production centers are growing at a rapid pace, the increasing average herd size, and implementation of technological upgradation are the major factors aiding in this market expansion.

The Middle East and Africa and Latin America markets are expected to grow at a considerable rate owing to rising government initiatives for herds safety, and the growing consumption of milk and milk products.


BouMatic is Emphasizing on Improving Technical Support for Gaining Competitive Edge in Market

Technical support is one of the major factors BouMatic is focusing on to provide its customers quick services in case of machine failures. Also, a team of certified service engineers are ready to help 24/7. Furthermore, various training programs are organized to widespread the importance of herd safety and dairy management.

Key players are Focusing on Upgrading Existing Technology to Gain Momentum

Key market players are focusing on introducing product streamlined with innovative technologies to gain recognition in the global market. Also, the rising government initiatives for improving the quality standards of milk is a supplementing factor aiding to the growth of the market.

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  • In July 2021, GEA Group Aktiengesellschaft introduced latest milking robots namely, ‘DairyRobot R9500’ and ‘automatic milking systems DairyProQ’ to enhance the milking technology module. It ensures improved serviceability, minimized system downtime and lower maintenance cost.

  • In May 2021, Fullwood Packo announced latest robotic technology ‘batch milking system, the M²erlin Meridian’ for flexible milking systems in the U.K. The newly introduced system is suitable for farms that have gazing platform in order to minimize forage and also improves the milking time, labour and overall environment.

  • In May 2020, BouMatic introduced ‘The Gemini’, a milking robot that is ready to empower every size of dairy farms across the globe. It offers advantages such as, lower service cost, quick monitoring and identification of health issues, hose guidance system that provides appropriate hose position under the cow and others.


The milking robots market research report provides detailed information regarding various insights of the industry. Some of them are growth drivers, restraints, competitive landscape, regional analysis, and challenges. It further offers an analytical depiction of this market, current trends and estimations to illustrate the forthcoming investment pockets. The market is quantitatively analyzed from 2020 to 2027 to provide financial competency. The information gathered in the report is gathered from several research methodologies such as primary and secondary sources.

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Report Scope and Segmentation



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By System Type

  • Single-Stall Unit

  • Multi-Stall Unit

  • Automated Milking Rotary

By Herd Size

  • Less than 100

  • 100-1000

  • 1001 and Above

By Region

  • North America (the U.S. and Canada)

  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, the Rest of Europe)

  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia, and the Rest of Asia Pacific)

  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC and the Rest of the Middle East & Africa)

  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and the Rest of Latin America)

Frequently Asked Questions

As per Fortune Business Insights, the market was worth USD 1.25 billion in 2019.

By 2027, the market size is expected to reach USD 2.94 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.4% during the forecast period (2020-2027).

Within system type, the multi-unit stall segment is expected to lead the market during the forecast period.

Technological advancements in robots including sensors and measurable devices are the key factors driving the market

LELY, GEA Group, and DeLaval Inc. are the top companies in the market.

Asia Pacific is expected to hold the highest CAGR in the market.

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