Dairy Farms Take To Tech Boost

Saturday, May 24, 2014

PUNE: From fully automated plants to tagging cows and buffaloes to playing music for better yield and developing cellphone apps to managing cattle and milk production, dairy owners in the state are becoming innovators.

In addition, tracking technologies for cattle and transport vehicles have brought a dose of modernity to traditional dairy farms.

Both small and big dairies in Maharashtra are looking at raising their production, cutting down losses and increasing their client base.

After Amul tagged each milk-yielding animal on their Anand farm using radio frequency identification (RFID), Chitale used the same technology at their Bhilawdi farm in Sangli to tag and track each animal and store the information on their private servers. Gowardhan Dairy in Manchar near Pune also adopted RFID to identify their cattle by numbers.