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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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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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