The goal of the Virtual Dairy Farm Brain is to collect the vast amount of available data from farmers in real time. It will then help them make smarter management decision and hopefully boost lagging milk sales.
The app is currently being tested by a team of dairy scientists, agricultural economists, and computer scientists. The researchers are hoping to use their methodology in on-farm tests later this year.
This kind of app could be invaluable to farmers, as a farm creates too much data every day for a farmer to analyze on their own. According to team leader and university Assistant Professor, Victor Cabrera, farmers are inundated with information, some of which gets overlooked.
“We asked, what can we do to help in this situation?” said Cabrera. “How can we take advantage of this large amount of information that’s very valuable, that they are not taking full advantage of?”
Now the team hopes Virtual Dairy Farm Brain will soon provide the answer.
Read more about Virtual Dairy Farm Brain at The Post by clicking here.