By Randy Greenfield
You don’t have to know me well to know I like to work with data.
Many producers aren’t quite as likely to get excited about data and spreadsheets, but I think everyone can appreciate the value in tracking dairy herd data to best manage health and performance.
We not only have sophisticated software packages to manage cows’ lactation events, but we’re also tracking individual cow daily milk, production, activity and rumination. GPS, genomics and RFID technologies add even more tools to our arsenals and we can only guess what lies ahead.