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Big data, happy cows

Graham Immerman
October 16, 2017

Big Data continues to be utilized in unexpected ways. Cargill Inc. has seen success in Europe using Big Data to keep dairy cows comfortable, and this strategy is coming to the United States next. “The platform lets consultants and farmers analyze reams of information, from cows’ living conditions to diet and milk productivity on smart tablets and computers.” This creates an ideal situation for everyone. Cows are happier, more comfortable, and more productive. With output from the cows, farmers are more successful. This just shows that if you think outside the box when it comes to Industry 4.0 and Big Data you could lead your industry into its next phase.

Cargill’s Big Data Makes Happier—and More Productive—CowsSource: http://www.bloomberg.com

Cargill Inc., one of the world’s biggest agricultural companies, is tapping big data to help U.S. farmers make their cows more comfortable -- and more productive. The 152-year-old Minneapolis-based company said Tuesday that it plans to offer its Dairy Enteligen application in the U.S. in the next several months after introducing it in Italy and Spain. The platform lets consultants and farmers analyze reams of information, from cows’ living conditions to diet and milk productivity on smart tablets and computers. Read More

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