Technology in Dairy Farming in     East Galway, South      Roscommon Area            IS30070          Mary Murray
MethodsThree Types of Software:   Kingswood Herd   Agri Net   ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeding    Information)
Kingswood Herd   1987   Leading farmer software suppliers   Spreadsheets   Internet
Kingswood Herd cont.   What?   Grass Management   Breeding    ◦   -Which cows are in calf    ◦   - Animal Register    ◦...
Kingswood Herd cont.   Crops   Cashbook Management   Bull Information
Cashbook
Breeding
Input Screen
Veterinary Treatment Register
Grass Management
Advantages andDisadvantagesAdvantages:              Disadvantages: High Efficiency         No Phone App  Rate           ...
Agri Net   Grassland Management    ◦ Which fields need fertiliser    ◦ Due to amount of grass, see whether or not cows   ...
Milk Tank Details
Group Statistics
General Overview of Farm
Applying Fertiliser
Advantages andDisadvantages   Grass                  Technology Fails!    Management is          Weather may    better ...
Irish Cattle BreedingInformation   Information on Best Bull    ◦ Fertility rate    ◦ Can see if “daughters” fertility and...
Fertility analysis
Advantages andDisadvantages   Facebook            Technology Fails!   Accuracy                         Not as popular ...
Impact of Technology Access Weather Resilient All in one place Little room for error eg. Cash Management Less time co...
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Technology in dairy farming

  1. 1. Technology in Dairy Farming in East Galway, South Roscommon Area IS30070 Mary Murray
  2. 2. MethodsThree Types of Software: Kingswood Herd Agri Net ICBF (Irish Cattle Breeding Information)
  3. 3. Kingswood Herd 1987 Leading farmer software suppliers Spreadsheets Internet
  4. 4. Kingswood Herd cont. What? Grass Management Breeding ◦ -Which cows are in calf ◦ - Animal Register ◦ - Veterinary Treatments Register ◦ -Animal Movement Permit Forms
  5. 5. Kingswood Herd cont. Crops Cashbook Management Bull Information
  6. 6. Cashbook
  7. 7. Breeding
  8. 8. Input Screen
  9. 9. Veterinary Treatment Register
  10. 10. Grass Management
  11. 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. 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. 13. Milk Tank Details
  14. 14. Group Statistics
  15. 15. General Overview of Farm
  16. 16. Applying Fertiliser
  17. 17. Advantages andDisadvantages Grass  Technology Fails! Management is  Weather may better cause inaccuracy Group accessibility Inexpensive Available on Smartphone Accessibility Personalised
  18. 18. Irish Cattle BreedingInformation Information on Best Bull ◦ Fertility rate ◦ Can see if “daughters” fertility and milk rate will be high Prevent inbreeding
  19. 19. Fertility analysis
  20. 20. Advantages andDisadvantages Facebook  Technology Fails! Accuracy  Not as popular as Product of hardcopy Kingswood Herd catalogue
  21. 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!

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