Technology helps dairy farmers
A TECHNOLOGY company said it is helping dairy farming come into the 21st century.
Fujitsu, which has offices in Bracknell, was responding to a survey by McDonald’s, which discovered that 61% of farmers believe technology will have an impact on their business over the next five years.
James Maynard, Offering Management Director - Global IoT & Innovation at Fujitsu, said: “Access to digital and technology skills has the potential to revolutionise the way we approach agriculture and ensure high quality and reduced overhead costs.
“While farming and high-end technology are sometimes not associated with one another, it is encouraging to see the industry adopt new technologies to become an integrated part of their day-today activities.”
As part of this, the company has developed Connected Cow: technology that detects behavioural changes in cows that can improve profitability of milk production by 0.97p /litre.
“British farming is facing a number of challenges; understanding how technology can be applied to empower farmers to achieve better results is a vital step towards ensuring UK farming thrives,” Mr Maynard added.