Monday, June 19th, 2017
The Nofim dairy cooperative in northern Israel is a joint venture that came about when two well-known Israeli dairy farms on Kibbutz Gazit and Kibbutz Mishmar Ha’emek decided to merge. The venture, which involved consolidating the two farms (each with 400 cows) into a new dairy facility located at Kibbutz Gazit, was a complex undertaking that required careful planning.
Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
Black House Farm is spread over 160 hectares and two properties near Herefordshire, in the U.K. Together, Kevin and Sally Whistance run the dairy farm, which is part of a large family business that also includes an animal feed and machinery import operation. Due to the size and diverse nature of their business, Kevin and Sally found they weren’t getting out to the dairy facility as much as they needed in order to effectively monitor their cows.
Thursday, December 15th, 2016
Starting off as a small family-run business in 1945, Homestead Dairy USA has been passed down over the generations; and has since grown into a commercial dairy farm with about 50 employees and over 3000 cows at 3 different facilities.
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016
Dairy producers are challenged to maximize pregnancy rates and keep cows calving at optimal intervals. One of the major hurdles is accurately detecting heats in cows.
Monday, October 24th, 2016
Though dairy farmers genuinely desire their cows to produce as much milk as possible, it often comes with a heavy price. Ketosis, a metabolic disorder in dairy cows, often strikes the highest yielding cows.
Since the complete prevention of ketosis is not possible, early detection and treatment is the best solution we have.
Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Proper dairy herd management is a huge factor in ensuring the maximum performance of the animals in order to increase the farm’s bottom line. And one of the most important contributions to proper dairy herd management is monitoring cow health.