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How do I contact Pharm Robotics?
Click the “Contact” button on the top right of our website’s homepage and we will be in touch within 1-3 business days. If you need immediate assistance, you can call 559-308-9536.
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What is the company’s mission?
Pharm Robotics is an agriculture technology firm specializing in creating a sustainable economic future for the modern-day dairy farmer. Our mission is to provide the most advanced technology, save on rising labor costs, increase yields on a per cow per year basis, and produce more high-quality milk.
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What is the company’s vision?
Pharm Robotics lives by the values of innovation, integrity, and intelligence. With the three I’s in place, our vision is to establish a transformational platform for the use of technology within the dairy, agricultural, and pharmaceutical industries.
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How does Sureshot Work?
Check out our technology page that explains this answer more in depth:
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What are the parts that make up the Sureshot system?
Sureshot automates the inoculation process, identifies the necessary pharmaceuticals for each individual animal through AI, and tracks their individual history in a database. Sureshot helps farmers achieve higher compliance, reduce labor costs, and achieve a greater overall preg rate leading to increased revenue. The four main components that are used to help deliver the shots are the robotic arm, the RFID and Camera ID readers, the automated gate system, and the dairy management software.
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How long is the Sureshot process?
On average, we expect our first unit to administer the pharmaceuticals at 15 seconds per cow! This is plenty of time for the group of cows that had just got milked to receive their required health evaluation and move along before the next group of cows follow.
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What happens if Sureshot stops working?
The system will immediately shut down and the gates will remain open so that cows can proceed down the exit lane towards their respective pen. A text message will be directly sent to the dairy farmer notifying them of the pending issue that needs to be addressed.
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How does a farmer know when they need to refill the liquid containers containing vaccines, repro products, and vitamins?
Once the containers are at a specified capacity, the dairy farmer will receive a text message letting them know what needs to be refilled.
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What software does the Sureshot system utilize?
An add-on to the VAS Platform will be able to keep track of medical history for each cow passing our system in real-time and will accumulate in a large data center for the dairy farmer to analyze at a later time and make better informed decisions.
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What reproduction program do we recommend with Sureshot?
Any reproductive program the dairy farmer prefers! Cows could become pregnant faster if the right products are administered at the right time. This increases the probability of cows becoming pregnant quicker, more profitability for the farmer, and a reduction in the cost. Contact us and we would be happy to share more about the research on this subject!
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How does Sureshot ensure greater compliance?
With every additional cow handled to any program, the probability of correctly treating that cow correctly is 95%. The more cows are handled each day, the lower the compliance is and the lower chance of a successful synch program. By implementing Sureshot, cows will not be missed, thus resulting in higher compliance and a greater chance of becoming pregnant as well as maintaining immunity from various diseases.
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How does Sureshot limit the exposure to bloodborne pathogens from needlesticks?
The needle administering the pharmaceutical will be discarded in an enclosed compartment and changed automatically after every animal, which is more often than under current practices but allows us to test best practices.
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Why do farmers need Sureshot?
With the rising cost of labor, shortage of workers, and competitive food market in place, Sureshot will provide dairy farmers with significant labor savings, increase yields on a per cow per year basis, and allow for employees to focus more on other important areas. Farmers will experience an increase in revenue from increased pregnancy rates& immunity and a decrease in labor expenses, which results in a significant increase in their profit margins. Robotic systems are already being utilized (i.e. robotic milking systems) by the largest farms and the $4.6B Agriculture Robotics Market is expected to have a compound annual growth rate of 34.5% from 2020 to 2025.
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Besides labor costs and increased revenue from increased preg rates, why Sureshot?
Sureshot achieves a more efficient and healthier herd, higher quality milk production, reduced sick and cull cows, reduced time spent locked up, reduced stressed levels from human interaction, and reduced DIM.
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Who do we think will benefit most from using Sureshot?
Any dairy farmer or beef producer who have operations of at least 600 head, utilize artificial insemination programs, spend significantly on labor costs in administering pharmaceuticals, and those who already utilize robotics.
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This is a large investment, when can I expect to start earning money after implementing Sureshot?
We have a Return on Investment (ROI) model that we can provide to any interested farmer that allows them to insert their individual farm’s statistics for a more accurate answer. In general, the average dairy farmer will experience a ROI within 1.5-3 years.
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Why TAI is at everyone’s best interests compared to natural service breeding (with a bull)?
Studies have found that, on average, natural service breeding costs about $32 per cow slot per year more than TAI when direct and indirect costs are considered. Moreover, TAI allows for immediate submission rate after the designated waiting period. Bulls on the farm only mean another expense for farmers and breeding without a bull ensures that bulls are not being mistreated by constantly having to inseminate.
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What is the industry’s current compliance rate?
Only about 70% of the cows in the industry achieve a higher compliance rate, meaning they do not receive the full required schedule of the vaccines or reproductive products. Implementing Sureshot ensures greater record-keeping, higher compliance, and more transparent animal health records that result in a more efficiently run dairy!
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Where can I learn more about Pharm Robotics’ partners?
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Aren’t cows an extreme pollutant and contributor to CO2 emissions?
They do contribute, but livestock & manure (not just cows) only accounts for 5.8% of world greenhouse gas emissions. The energy sector alone accounts for 74.4% of CO2emissions. Research was performed by the World Resources Institute and more information can be found HERE.
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What is the difference of greenhouse emissions between an acre of farmland and an acre of urban land?
According to research from Professor William Horwath at UC Davis, “If you save an acre of farmland from urbanization, you can reduce greenhouse emissions by 70 times”.
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