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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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As herd sizes grow larger, it becomes increasingly more difficult to keep tabs on what is happening with each and every cow.

But even a herd of one would struggle to know what is happening inside that cow.

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A new synthetic zeolite feed additive that binds to calcium in dry cow feed and helps prevent milk fever is grabbing attention in Canada.

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Add water. Whisk in milk powder. Lift. Carry. Repeat. This process can carry on and on, and just when a calf feeder thinks they are finished, they are reminded they get to do it all again in a matter of hours.

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Studies have shown significant benefits of a proper colostrum-feeding protocol. These represent the need to rapidly thaw and feed four litres of high-quality colostrum within 30 minutes after a calf is born.

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The unveiling of the world's first commercial on-farm robotic milking rotary parlour was nearly perfect. And the one exception wasn't the fault of the new milking robots on display.

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