- by SaneIT, Data Doctor
- 10/24/2012 8:10:58 AM
This is funny, everyone seems fixated on the breeding side of the issue. I'm more interested in the feeding, cud chewing and milk production data. It makes me wonder if they'll breed out the slow eaters or develop ways to improve cud chewing if it means better milk production. I can see the human implementation, "Bob, had another big lunch, looks like we'll have to put him on a new diet if we want any work out of him in the afternoons."
- by BethSchultz, Blogger
- 10/24/2012 7:46:03 AM
Noreen, I thought the same -- that this type of technology wouldn't be too far away for humans, sending out "Come home NOW, sweetie," messages to significant others galore. Certainly we could make similar claims on our attempts to optimize human production as we can about dairy production (whether or not you agree with all that's being done in either case).
- by Nnanci, Blogger
- 10/24/2012 6:28:55 AM
I guess even for humans would not be too far away in technnical feasibility, except it won't be necessary. In the case of a cow it looks like a good technology since it means you can apply insemination at the most optimal time and maybe end up with the best breeds and the most milk...
- by Noreen Seebacher, Blogger
- 10/23/2012 4:23:15 PM
The Dairy industry is often seen as a model for utilizing technology to perform a traditional task that is hundreds, actually thousands of years old. I knew a dairy farmer who spent hours calibrating his milking hoses to yield the most fluid. He also checked the ph levels of grazing grass. Obtaining cow milk is a science so its no surprise they would come up with data solutions to do it better.