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Intensified dairy farming at South African site

Source: dairyglobal.net De Kock Cloete from Loch Lotus near Riviersonderend in South Africa’s Western Cape province farms on two relatively small but adjacent farms of 467ha and 530ha respectively. Having considered his land too small for economically sustainable grain production, he chose to go the dairy route instead. To maximise his …

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Internet-connected cows have solved a major problem

Source: techradar.com In Japan, connected cows have marked a significant step forward for farming. Microsoft’s VP Scott Guthrie, speaking at Future Decoded in London, recounted the way in which Fujitsu has solved a major problem for dairy farmers. Cows go into estrus for a specific amount of time, and noticing …

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How RFID delivers big data on cows and milk production

Source: techcrunch.com We know that big data has been used in retail, healthcare and finance, but you might be surprised to find out that it also helps farmers with dairy production. This practice, called precision dairy farming, involves the use of technology such as RFID tags and sensors to track …

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Finding cows in the stable made easier

Source: dairyglobal.net A new tag can help farmers find individual cows quickly and easily. Especially on large farms, this can save dairy farmers a considerable amount of time. Dairy farms are getting bigger, a trend seen all over the world. One that is inevitable. Large herds bring extra challenges for …

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Why connected cows could be a big part of agriculture’s future

Source: agriculture.com As you look across your cattle herd, how soon are you able to identify cows that aren’t feeling well? Early diagnosis not only reduces your risk of mortality but the number of times you may have to treat a sick animal. “Historically, there are 22.5 million cattle on …

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Artificial intelligence applied in farming

Source: farmersjournal.ie Members of NIIAS heard about the application of artificial intelligence to agriculture and its increasing viability in farming at a recent conference. Economics will demand a leap from the theoretical concept of artificial intelligence to its practical application in agriculture, according to Jay Johnston, chief executive of Ritchie …

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Connected cows help farmers track their cattle

Source: techweekeurope.co.uk We’ve all heard how wearable technology devices are becoming more fashionable in order to attract new customers, but now it seems even animals want to get in on the act. A new wearable tracking collar is enabling farmers to locate exactly where their dairy cattle are, helping better …

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