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Sev Popolizio. Precision Dairy Management. What is Precision Dairy?. Precision Dairy Management is a worldwide effort to maximize efficiency and production in dairy operations, allowing for greater profits. Goal: Maximize farm production by individually managing each animal. Outline.

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what is precision dairy
What is Precision Dairy?
  • Precision Dairy Management is a worldwide effort to maximize efficiency and production in dairy operations, allowing for greater profits.
  • Goal:

Maximize farm production by individually managing each animal.

outline
Outline
  • Heat Detection
  • How does it work?
  • Benefits
  • Costs
  • Precision Feeding
  • How does it work?
  • Benefits
  • Costs
  • Robotic Milking
  • How does it work?
  • Benefits
  • Costs
heat detection
Heat Detection
  • How does it work?
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Heat Detection
  • Benefits:

Saved Labor

Workers are not required to do daily heat watches.

Accurate Heat Detection

The cow will be bred at the ideal time.

Less down time (for cows)

Open cows cost the farmer money.

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Heat Detection
  • Costs:

Initial Price of program

$7,500-$15,500

Decreased observation

Computer skills required

Shorter animal rest time

precision feeding
Precision Feeding
  • How does it work?

The animals transponder is read as it enters, a ration is formulated according to the animals needs and production level.

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Precision Feeding
  • Benefits:

Automatic ration adjustments are made by the computer

Increased animal efficiency

Saved labor

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Precision Feeding
  • Costs:

Prices range from $12,500-$24,000 (New)

Decreased animal interaction

Breakdowns are costly

robotic milking
Robotic Milking
  • How does it work?
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Robotic Milking
  • Benefits:

Animal Comfort

Saved Labor

Computer analysis of each animals production and ration adjustments accordingly.

Increased efficiency

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Robotic Milking
  • Costs:

Ranging from $25,000-$48,000 (New)

Computer skills required

Machine breakdowns can be costly and usually require a trained technician.

precision dairy management
Precision Dairy Management
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Precision Dairy Management
  • Work Cited:
  • http://www.precisiondairy2010.com/pdfs/Precision%20Dairy%202010%20eNEWS%20V10.pdf
  • http://ontag.farms.com/profiles/blogs/dr-roberta-bondar-to-challenge
  • http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/dairy/facts/07-065.htm
  • http://www.uky.edu/Ag/AnimalSciences/dairy/dairyconference/dc24.pdf