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  • The Holy Trinity in Cow MonitoringThe Holy Trinity in Cow Monitoring

    Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

    Cow monitoring is an essential component of efficient and effective dairy farm management. Although modern dairy farmers would concur, they might have some disagreement about exactly what constitutes cow monitoring.

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  • Something is Better in the State of DenmarkSomething is Better in the State of Denmark

    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

    Afimilk system improves Danish dairy operation

    Last November, the Danish dairy farm, Gjoerslev Gods made a complete revolution. The farm managers decided to replace their dated equipment with a new Afimilk management system. Already, the farm’s Herd Manager, Christian L. Pedersen, is reporting improved operation.

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  • Smart Neck Collar Tags for Cows Provides Data on the GoSmart Neck Collar Tags for Cows Provides Data on the Go

    Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

    Imagine having an extra pair of eyes on your herd around the clock. Envision a scenario where you spend less time observing the herd and more time breeding and treating sick cows automatically identified by a wireless system.

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  • From Alert to Immediate Action: Early Detection and Prevention of SARAFrom Alert to Immediate Action: Early Detection and Prevention of SARA

    Thursday, February 11th, 2016

    Sub-acute Ruminal Acidosis (SARA), a digestive disorder costing the North American dairy industry between $500 million and $1 billion annually, is causing increasing concern in the dairy cow industry for two main reasons.

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  • The Link between Precision Feeding and Higher Milk YieldThe Link between Precision Feeding and Higher Milk Yield

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

    Charles Darwin, the founder of evolutionary theory, once said: "It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one that is the most responsive to change."

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  • The Seasonal Difference in the Price of Milk: A Look at the DataThe Seasonal Difference in the Price of Milk: A Look at the Data

    Wednesday, December 30th, 2015, by Oded Nir (Markusfeld), BVSc

    Although variations in the price of milk at different times of the year are quite common, herdsman and modern dairy farms constantly seek ways to stabilize the sharp rise in milk quantity (and drop in milk prices) of the winter season.

    How serious is this problem? Let's take as an example the 2015 expected price for a liter of milk in Israel.

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