It may be the case that you want a cow to visit the robot more often due to illness and a treatment. With the ‘Milk 6 times a day’ group, this is possible (figure 1); or, for example, the ‘Milk 2 times a day’ group.
Allocating cows to a certain manual group may be a very good choice for that particular moment in order to manage by exception; however, the group remains a manual group. This means that you also need to take the cow out again manually. Practical experience has taught us that farmers often forget to remove these cows from the manual groups again, with all of the possible consequences.
Therefore, in the first place we advise working as much as possible with automatic groups. However, when working with manual groups, check once a week whether the cows allocated to these groups still need to be in them, or if they can be moved to their automatic group again.
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