DeLaval announced at EuroTier 2012 the start-up plans for its first commercial installation of an automatic milking rotary (AMR) in Europe. 

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The system will start milking at Laproma Farm in Schlossvippach, Germany, during the first quarter of 2013. Since its unveiling in 2010, AMR has completed more than 1 million milkings around the globe, according to the company. At start-up, the dairy will milk 360 cows in a batch system and plans to gradually expand its herd size in the coming years.