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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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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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Lameness and hoof lesions can have a major impact on farm profitability. In order to assess the situation and better control the problem in one’s herd, it is important to collect reliable data on a regular basis to track progress.

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Coming in 2019, Compass is a new free online genetic software allowing you to “Navigate Your Herd’s Success.” Compass comes to you from Holstein Canada and the Canadian Dairy Network, with support from Zoetis Canada.

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This VAS DairyComp tip is on Breeding Quick Pick Sires. This is a new feature available in DairyComp that will increase accuracy and speed of entering breeding information using the Pocket CowCard (PCC) cow-side.

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