The dry period is perhaps the main period in the life of a cow, thanks to which future productivity, successful calving, and the health of the cow and calf are formed.
Culling of animals can be divided into three main stages - culling of young stock, culling of heifers and culling of the main herd. Read more about the criteria in our new article.
In the previous article, we wrote that automation is the basis for any analytics. But not only automation is important on the farm, the key factor for success on the farm is the work of ordinary employees.
In this article, we would like to touch upon an important aspect related to production, processes, regulations, which, unfortunately, is sometimes overlooked by the owners and managers of dairy farms.
From May 18 to May 20, the international exhibition AGROS was held, in which the ALAN-IT company took part, which presented the analytical services Smart4Agro.
As you already know, the Dairy Production Analytics service uses data from various automation systems already in the dairy farm.
The developers of the analytical service Smart4Agro will take part in the international exhibition of technologies for animal husbandry and field fodder production.
A year ago, the world changed and the first thing we did was start looking for an opportunity to communicate with colleagues without the need to move.
ER-Telecom Holding and ALAN-IT have successfully implemented a joint pilot project for monitoring the temperature of grain in the warehouses.
We would like to touch upon the topic of fears of innovation that hinder the development of innovative products in the agricultural sector in the field of digitalization.
On March 17, 2021, the Association of Agricultural Machinery Dealers held an international online pitch session for agricultural technology startups.
Over the past month and a half, we have done 3 pilot implementations of the "Free implementation of the Dairy Production Analytics service for 3 months" campaign. We are ready to share preliminary results.
About a year ago, we created a community on Linkedin to share news with people interested in the digitalization of dairy production.
2020 was a turning point for agricultural workers. There are much fewer opportunities for doing business at the same level.
We offer the implementation of a pilot project for the introduction of a digital twin for dairy production for farms from 1000 heads.
Quite often, situations arise on a dairy farm that lead to a decrease in milk yield, which means a decrease in profits and profitability of the farm. Today we will tell you how the DPA service allows you to fix such errors.
One of the challenges of managing a dairy farm in European and former CIS countries is winter. The manager must take into account the some features of keeping animals and caring for them in winter.
Automation systems that simplify routine processes and reduce the number of personnel errors do not solve the global problem of optimizing production, but only collect data for further processing.
We congratulate all members of our community and those who work hard in the agricultural industry on the upcoming holidays!
In different countries, the approach to farming differs. Regardless of their location, farm owners are looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their dairy production.
Modern problems require modern solutions. There is already a shortage of agricultural products. How digital technologies are helping agriculture improve efficiency and tackle food scarcity?
It is important for a farm owner not only to track how many times a cow is milked during the day and how long it takes between milking, but also how to optimize these parameters to maximize milk yield.
The discomfort that cows experience with hoof disease affects more than just milk yield. What to do if with regular prevention of lameness, the level of sick cows remains above the acceptable level.
To maintain the required level of profitability of dairy production, farmers regularly cull cows for age, disease and loss of reproductive function. However, there are still animals that bring losses to the owner of the farm.
For a cow to produce the most milk, several conditions must be combined: temperature, humidity, nutrition, water consumption, activity level.
Despite the benefits for humans, dairy farming is one of the most significant sources of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming.
On October 29-30, SEYMARTEC held a conference “SEYMARTEC GREENHOUSE. ENGINEERING SYSTEMS AND ECONOMY OF GREENHOUSE COMPLEXES - 2020 ".
Everyone who is engaged in agribusiness is a great professional in his field. However, if you are immersed in processes, you cannot see all the activities of the farm, so even the most experienced farmers need an audit.
Silage is one of the main ingredients in the nutrition of cattle. How to prepare and store silage so as to increase production efficiency, we will describe in this article.
We communicate with a large number of farmers and have identified the most common cases of cheating in the field of veterinary medicine. In this article, you will learn about 5 options that can be misled by the owner of the farm.
The year 2020 made its own adjustments to the work of enterprises in all industries, the sphere of dairy production was especially hard hit. Farmers needed to produce more milk, but they did not know how to do it.
For the farmer, the result of work is the amount of milk produced, its shipment under contracts, farm costs and profits. But the quantity of milk and its quality depend on small actions of the local staff.
If milk yield falls on a dairy farm, sales and profits also fall. In such a situation, owners often make a logical, as they believe, decision - to reduce costs. Why it is risky to reduce costs - read in this article.
SEYMARTEC held conference “SEYMARTEC DIGITALAGRO. DIGITAL AGROHOLDING: TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS AND ECONOMIC EFFECTS-2020".
We communicate with many representatives of agribusiness and often come across the opinion of farmers, especially Russian ones, that despite the technologies introduced, employees continue to work incorrectly.
Results of the Forum "Economic and Technological Efficiency of Dairy Production - 2020" - Smart4Agro
On September 9, in Moscow Region, an international forum “SEYMARTEC MILK. ECONOMIC AND TECHNOLOGICAL EFFICIENCY OF DAIRY LIVESTOCK - 2020 ".
Analyzing data on a dairy farm allows you to improve milk yield, work out the structure of the herd qualitatively and improve the financial situation of the enterprise.
A dairy farm is a complex agricultural enterprise, one of the goals of which is financial stability. In this article, we'll show you how to use farm audit data for financial planning, cost optimization, and loss reduction.
In one of the previous articles, we talked about the need for an audit on the farm, which can be carried out using Dairy Production Analytics. We received the following questions.
Probably, every farm owner is looking for ways to optimize production and may wonder why farms that look the same at first glance have different results. He begins to evaluate his competitors and compare with himself: we opened about one year, we have equipment and software of the same vendors, the number of livestock and staff is comparable, etc.
Herd management systems, automation of milking and feeding processes, various types of monitoring systems are excellent tools that should increase the efficiency of the farm. At the same time, automation and the ability to monitor often lead to the fact that the farm staff sits at the computer, and does not work with animals in the field.
We have previously indicated that farm employees are a determining factor in success. Therefore, the result of their activities should be understandable and measurable. We are talking not only about the quality of milk, its volume and increase in livestock, but also the specific results of the work of each employee.
Over the past month, we talked to a large number of consultants, experts and professionals in the dairy industry and came across an opinion that we fully share.
Let's continue our research on the effect of THI on milk yield. We settled on the fact that at normal THI values (below 69), our client's milk yield per dairy cow should have reached the level of 25-26 kg.
The Temperature Humidity Index (THI) is an indicator that takes into account the combined effects of ambient temperature and relative humidity and is a useful and simple way to assess the risk of heat stress.
According to UN FAO Russia is still among the countries with the highest milk shortages. At the same time, Russian producers are actively engaged in the export.
In this article we will try to reveal the idea and essence of digital counterparts in dairy production, their benefits, especially in a pandemic.
Digital transformation is not the installation of modern equipment or software, it is, first of all, fundamental changes in approaches to management, corporate culture, external communications.
DPA service allows you to reduce costs associated with maintaining the health of cows, labor costs and reproduction, to solve the strategic tasks of the business: to expand production, opening new units.
ALAN-IT has completed the migration of Smart4Agro IoT service for agriculture from Microsoft solutions to Open Source technology.
In the period from October 16 to October 18, the international forum "Digital Agricultural Holding: Technological Innovation and Economic Effects - 2019" was held in Krasnodar.
On October 9, an event dedicated to the digital transformation of the agro-industrial sector was held - the Digital Agroindustry Forum.
On October 1, 2018, the DairyProductionAnalytics service was put into commercial operation at Voshkazhnikovo.
On November 1, within the framework of Agro Day, a meeting of representatives of the agricultural business and the ALAN Company was held together with partners from Microsoft, Hexagon Geosystems and DunavNET.
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