A groundbreaking study carried out by the School of Agriculture and Environment at Massey University, New Zealand, found a powerful link between eating and rumination tracking using an Afimilk Cow collar and performance benefits on dairy farms. The study, which used a herd of dairy cows comprising three different breeds in different lactation numbers, concluded that activity tracking can help farmers better manage their farms on several fronts:
- Improve the welfare status or quality of life of individual cows in the herd.
- Better manage feed availability and pasture resources and understand variations in cow feed requirements.
- Predict disease and improve the health status of cows
- Improve oestrus detection and rate of conception
- Improve the overall production efficiency of the farming system
You can access the full study here