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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The advantages of a self-driving feed mixer

Author: Reesink Agri (translation by Fauve Henst, ZLTO) - Date: October 23, 2018

To be able to feed the cows efficiently a lot of farmers have to choose between a pulled and/or a self-driving feed mixer. Product manager Gert-Jan Hegemen working at Reesink Agri, explains the advantages of a self-driving feed mixer.

What is an important reason to invest in a self-driving feed mixer?

The main reasons to invest in a self-driving feed mixer are:

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.