Santiago Rafael Fariña

Santiago is the Dairy Research Director of INIA, a research institution in Uruguay. He holds a B. Ag. Science and a PhD in Veterinary Science.

Area of expertise: dairy science, farm systems, feeding.

Experience: Since March 2017 I led the installation of the first AMS in Uruguay. Its a pasture-based AMS with 3-way grazing, comprising 2 robots and designed to run farmlet trials.

Current project(s): I am leading the development of protocols for cow training and adaptation as well as staff work routine.

Why join the AMS CoP? Joining the community of practice will allow us to benchmark ourselves with other AMS systems around the world, improve our knowledge related to best pratices in AMS management as well as helping us to build a network that could lead to new collaborative projects.

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