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  • 1. Technology in Dairy Farming in East Galway, South Roscommon Area IS30070 Mary Murray
  • 2. MethodsThree Types of Software: Kingswood Herd Agri Net ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeding Information)
  • 3. Kingswood Herd 1987 Leading farmer software suppliers Spreadsheets Internet
  • 4. Kingswood Herd cont. What? Grass Management Breeding ◦ -Which cows are in calf ◦ - Animal Register ◦ - Veterinary Treatments Register ◦ -Animal Movement Permit Forms
  • 5. Kingswood Herd cont. Crops Cashbook Management Bull Information
  • 6. Cashbook
  • 7. Breeding
  • 8. Input Screen
  • 9. Veterinary Treatment Register
  • 10. Grass Management
  • 11. Advantages andDisadvantagesAdvantages: Disadvantages: High Efficiency  No Phone App Rate software available Available in Ireland yet and UK  Grass Inexpensive management not After hours as good as other Assistance software  Cash Management Everything with a touch of a button very complicated
  • 12. Agri Net Grassland Management ◦ Which fields need fertiliser ◦ Due to amount of grass, see whether or not cows need meal on top of grass. ◦ Rate of Growth of Grass ◦ Group Work Milk Supply Rotation Planner
  • 13. Milk Tank Details
  • 14. Group Statistics
  • 15. General Overview of Farm
  • 16. Applying Fertiliser
  • 17. Advantages andDisadvantages Grass  Technology Fails! Management is  Weather may better cause inaccuracy Group accessibility Inexpensive Available on Smartphone Accessibility Personalised
  • 18. Irish Cattle BreedingInformation Information on Best Bull ◦ Fertility rate ◦ Can see if “daughters” fertility and milk rate will be high Prevent inbreeding
  • 19. Fertility analysis
  • 20. Advantages andDisadvantages Facebook  Technology Fails! Accuracy  Not as popular as Product of hardcopy Kingswood Herd catalogue
  • 21. Impact of Technology Access Weather Resilient All in one place Little room for error eg. Cash Management Less time consuming Developments Employ Computer science Graduates!