Got milk? Try robots

Canaan dairy farm plans to go high-tech

CANAAN — The cows on Freund’s Farm are about to trade in their cowbells for transponders, and robots will take over their daily milking.

The Northwest Corner farm next year will become the first in Connecticut to include robotic milkers in a new, high-tech barn — a move that the Freund family says will save manpower and could increase milk production. It’s a bold move for the family business, one of the last 149 dairy farms in Connecticut in a state once home to hundreds more.

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