Cow Health Monitor

Lead Participant: Afimilk UK Limited

Abstract

There are considerable animal health challenges in modern dairy farming, all with a profound impact on production output and efficiency. The early detection of metabolic diseases such ketosis, acidosis and lameness and intervention at the pre-clinical stage provides valuable information upon which the farmer can decide on the most appropriate interventions. Thus the project will integrate a number of new dairy livestock sensing systems in real-time, including animal-mounted and product in-line monitoring, to provide a robust decision support system for metabolic disease detection at pre-clinical stages. The solution will be capable of integration within existing technologies on commercial farms to enhance the value of the farmer's investment, and the information presented to the livestock-keepers will be in an easily accessible and digestible fashion delivered over multiple channels viz. smartphones, tablets or PCs.

Lead Participant

Project Cost

Grant Offer

 

Participant

Afimilk UK Limited, GLASGOW

Publications

10 25 50