TECHNOLOGY

MooMonitor+ wins big again, this time in the US

Dairymaster followed up their award for the MooMonitor+ at the Ploughing with a bigger win at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin.

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A snapshot of plant diseases

A camera that measures photosynthesis in the crop is one of the cornerstones of a sophisticated Dutch system of monitoring and disease-control in glasshouses.

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HarvestLab sensor system wins recognition for innovation

John Deere’s equipment which measures forage crop constituents quickly and accurately while on the move has been highly commended in the 2014 Farm Business Cream Awards, which recognise the best success stories in the UK dairy industry.

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Bolus spy in the cow’s rumen keeps the farmer informed

The eCow electronic bolus that monitors pH and temperature in the rumen has won the award for innovation in the 2014 Farm Business Cream Awards, which recognise the best success stories in the UK dairy industry.

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One operator to milk up to 1,300 goats €100,000 grants for new technologies

One operator can milk up to 1,300 goats per hour in Dairymaster’s Swiftflo Goat Rotary.

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Long life self-loading straw spreader

Thos Storey Fabrications Ltd of Manchester has launched a new galvanised version of their Spread-a-Bale.

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Smart Appi for dairy sector

New computer software, to help milk processors forecast variations in milk supply and spot emerging trends, is the aim of a research collaboration between CIT, Glanbia, Dairygold, WIT’s Telecommunication Software and Systems Group and Teagasc.

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Coveted tractor title up for grabs at Italian show

The 2015 Tractor of the Year will be named at the EIMA show in Bologna, Italy, in November.

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You have a text: moo is about to give birth

Farmers will be able to rest easier until their cows are calving, thanks to a new device invented by a Tubber, Co Offaly farmer.

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Silver medal for calf feeder

A simple calf feeding idea was enough to win a silver medal for innovation at the big EuroTier animal husbandry show in Germany. The show is in November, but the six gold medal and 15 silver medal winners for innovation have been named.

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