Information Technology Training - Dairy Cow Management
The technology available to dairy farmers continues to develop rapidly. Automation in the parlour is a key labour saving feature, allowing farmers to manage cow performance with increasing precision in the areas of targeted feeding, milk yield recording and heat detection. One essential aspect of using the available technology is knowing how to use it effectively, and that means being properly trained.
CAFRE has been working closely with dairy parlour suppliers to deliver training sessions with the aim of informing farmers on the principles of grouping and feeding high performing dairy cows, and enabling them to get the best from their parlour software.
Farmers attended Dairymaster training over two days at Greenmount and Loughry Campuses. This follows from successful training events with Fullwood and GEA Westfalia earlier in the autumn, and further training is being planned for early in the New Year.
If you are interested in improving your ICT skills for managing your parlour software, contact your parlour supplier or your local Dairy Development Adviser for more details.
Devina and Andrew Park, dairy farmers from Ballyclare and Ciaran Hamill, Senior ICT Technologist, CAFRE, discussing the Dairymaster training at Greenmount Campus in early November