By Vanessa Virgo
A University of Guelph researcher is exploring how automated data collection can help farmers create individual feeding plans to improve the health and production of their dairy cows.
Patty Kedzierski, a PhD candidate and highly qualified personnel (HQP) scholar in the Department of Animal Biosciences at the Ontario Agricultural College, studies production differences between dairy cows.
She uses automated data collection to determine a cow’s dairy balance and target its individual nutritional requirements. Most farms use a total mixed ration (TMR) to feed their cattle, which means all cows are fed the same diet based on a cow that represents the top percentile of the herd.
Read the full article on the Ontario Agri-Food Innovation Alliance's website: U of G researcher exploring automation for better dairy health, production.