Afimilk sensors can gather data on the amount of milk that each cow produces, the milk components and other data that can diagnose the physical condition of each individual cow. This provides data on cows who haven’t had enough rest and alerts the attending veterinarian via smartphone about the onset of calving
The high-tech company Afimilk, one of the major success stories of the Israeli agrotech industry, reports a new record: over 10 million cows in cowsheds in 52 countries around the world are currently managed by the company’s technology.
The technological tools currently developed and manufactured by Afimilk enable parameters such as the amount of milk given by each cow to be tracked, but also the ratio of milk components and other data that can diagnose the physical condition of each cow. According to Gil Katz, head of the research group in the field of Data Science and Machine Learning at Afimilk, data from sensors on the cow’s neck can alert farmers about cows that have not rested enough, or provide immediate alert to the treating veterinarian’s smartphone about the onset of a calving, or a litter that has become entangled and required assistance.
Afimilk, founded in Kibbutz Afikim in the north and now also operating offices in central Israel, focuses on the smart management of dairy farms. The company develops, manufactures and markets advanced management solutions for dairy farms, which include computerized systems, monitoring systems, dedicated software based on advanced algorithms, smartphone applications and IoT architecture that includes smart sensors, control and monitoring and remote communication. The company’s products are currently marketed by over 250 marketers worldwide.
“As the herds grow, the roles of farmers become more and more managerial, which increases the potential value of the technology,” Katz explains. “The BI tools we provide to farmers are essential because they replace a comprehensive review of data-intensive reports. The tools we provide allow for the prediction of the amount of milk and the economic performance of each cow, as well as the economic significance of management decisions such as dietary changes, inventory forecasting that enables better decision-making about purchasing and preserving animals and predicting disease at the onset of direct symptoms.”
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