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1. (WO2017034395) SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MILKING A GROUP OF MILKING ANIMALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/034395    International Application No.:    PCT/NL2016/050536
Publication Date: Fri Mar 03 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Jul 20 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: A01K 1/12
A01J 5/00
A01J 5/017
Applicants: LELY PATENT N.V.
Inventors: VAN DEN BERG, Karel
VAN ADRICHEM, Paulus Jacobus Maria
WISSE, Dik-Jan
Title: SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MILKING A GROUP OF MILKING ANIMALS
Abstract:
A system for milking a group of milking animals comprises an accommodation space in which the animals can walk around, multiple milking stations and a connection system for automatic connection of milking cups to the teats of an animal present in a milking station. Expulsion means are provided that can be activated by a control system in the milking stations to give an expulsion stimulus to a milking animal present in a milking station, to leave said milking station. The control system is configured to activate the expulsion means such that the expulsion stimulus is given to each milking animal present in one of the milking stations on condition that (i) said milking animal fulfils a predefined expulsion criterion, and (ii) all other milking stations are occupied by other milking animals.