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TECHNOLOGY

Learn how to manage and work with the newest technologies developed for the dairy industry, from robotic milking to high tech feeding options.

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Activity monitoring technology is beneficial to both you and your cows.

Thinking about investing in an activity monitoring system? Real-time activity monitoring is not just for heat detection. It brings actionable insights to your fingertips to help you save on labor and resources. And, investing in technology that can save you money is a smart investment at any milk price. 

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As more dairy farms adopt electronic monitoring technologies, managers find sensor-driven data goes well beyond activity monitoring, rumination monitoring, health status and milk measurement.

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The Western Canadian Dairy Seminar kicked off on March 5 with tours of three Alberta dairies, each showcasing new automated technologies. Highlights included the Vector feeding system at Crestomere Holsteins, a robotic bedding unit at Corenco Holsteins, and a newly constructed all-in, all-out climate-controlled calf barn with auto-feeders at Janna Dairy.

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Scientists at the College of William and Mary are using sound waves to interfere with birds’ ability to communicate about food sources and predators, resulting in flocks leaving the premises.

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In conjunction with the 2019 Western Canadian Dairy Seminar, three Alberta dairies opened their doors on March 5 to showcase newly constructed facilities featuring exciting technologies, including automated bedding, feeding and milking.

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With the VAS Platform now available, there may be a few questions on how to access data. Two topics that have to do with accessing your data will be covered in this tip: how to access your herd’s dashboard and how to grant access to your herd data to others.

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