Data Driven Dairy Decision For Farmers (4D4F) aims at developing a network for dairy farmers, dairy technology suppliers, data companies, dairy advisors, veterinarians and researchers to improve the decision making on dairy farms based on data generated by sensors.

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4D4F Open Day

Author: Richard Lloyd (IfA) - Date: September 26, 2018

4D4F is pleased to invite colleagues in the industry, farmers, researchers and members of the public to our next Open Day, on October 3 at the new dairy development centre in the heart of the South West milk field, Beard Hill Farm, Somerset.

The event will run from 8:30am, and everyone on their way to the Bath and West Dairy Show, is welcome to call in and enjoy a free breakfast- with a bacon butty and a cup of tea - and tour of the recently open dairy unit, or after the show, until 5:30.

4D4F submission: Miracle Tech thermal imaging cameras

COP prize submission. Author: Miracle Tech - Date: September 26, 2018

Thermal imaging technology has come a long way over the last few years making it more practical to the farming industry. Thermal images are created using infrared radiation (IR); most things emit some form of IR including animals. By using IR to detect temperature readings the camera generates a thermal image by applying a colour palette to the different intensities of infrared radiation. 

4D4F submission: UNIFORM-Agri standalone app project

COP prize submission. Author: UNIFORM-Argri - Date: September 20, 2018

As the dairy industry has performed in last decades, herd management software has grown in 30 years from a pc-based cow administration to a system integration.

Nowadays it is possible to think of systems on farm linked to factories and central national systems, all in combination with intelligent analytic tools, user friendly app’s and fast data exchange.