U.S. lags behind world on dairy plants using robotics

Robotics can increase efficiencies, lower costs and make dairy processors more globally competitive.

For years, companies like Vietnam's Vinamilk have been ahead of the U.S. in robotic automation. However, Mark O’Keefe, vice president of editorial services at the U.S. Dairy Export Council, said that gap may soon close as interest continues to rise.

Two dairy trade journalists and several U.S. Dairy Export Council staffers recently visited the country to learn more about using robotics in the industry. Upon arrival at the Vinamilk processing plant in Binh Duong province of Vietnam,

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