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  • Monitoring Dairy Cows for Calving (and Peace of Mind)Monitoring Dairy Cows for Calving (and Peace of Mind)

    Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

    Dairy farmers have traditionally depended on direct observation of individual cows to determine the onset of labor and delivery. Unfortunately, 24-hour observation is impractical and time-consuming. To monitor close-up cows and improve calving outcomes, many producers have turned to advanced wireless technology. Benefits of timely and accurate calving detection include:

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  • Kentucky Goes to IsraelKentucky Goes to Israel

    Friday, August 19th, 2016, by Jeffrey Bewley

    Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky Associate Extension Professor.

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  • How Early Detection of Mastitic Cows Increases Your ROIHow Early Detection of Mastitic Cows Increases Your ROI

    Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

    Mastitis is one of the most costly diseases affecting cattle worldwide. It causes an estimated loss of 300-400 kg of milk on average for each cow per lactation, costing the US alone $1.8 billion (a whopping 10% of the total farm milk sales).

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  • TH Milk Supplies a Daily Glass of Fresh Milk to VietnamTH Milk Supplies a Daily Glass of Fresh Milk to Vietnam

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

    After seeing news reports of melamine in imported powdered milk that caused severe health problems in children in Vietnam, Chairwoman Ms. Thai Huong decided that Vietnam must no longer rely on imported powder milk. Her vision was to supply a daily glass of fresh milk to every Vietnamese child.

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  • 5 Mistakes You Don't Want to Make When Choosing a Cow Monitoring System5 Mistakes You Don't Want to Make When Choosing a Cow Monitoring System

    Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

    You're aware that the inability to monitor health and fertility on your farm round-the -clock is costing your farm. You've decided to proactively start comparing different cow monitoring systems, but a part of you is concerned that you might make a mistake by investing in the wrong one.

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  • Effectively Scaling a Dairy Farm from Belgium to MichiganEffectively Scaling a Dairy Farm from Belgium to Michigan

    Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

    When Leon and Marleen Van Loon and their four children moved from Belgium to the United States to build a new dairy farm in the USA called Mibelloon Dairy. When they wanted to grow their dairy from a mid-size dairy farm to a large one, they needed the right milking parlor technology that would help them meet their goal.

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