What’s next in dairy tech?

An ag tech innovation leader says the dairy farmers who survive moving forward will be those who adopt technology the fastest.

Aiden Connolly, president of Agritech Capital tells Brownfield precision technology in livestock has unfortunately advanced slower than in crop production.

“Livestock tech has been the poorer cousin of this relationship,” he says.  “That said, dairy has done a lot better than other species.  I’m quite disappointed in what has come out for poultry, what’s come out for pigs.”

To help overcome labor issues, he sees robotics, sensors, and artificial intelligence gaining the fastest adoption.

“Technology typically works best with the more productive farms because they know what to do with the data, they know what to do with the insights, they can make changes.”

And, he says total platform offerings have a lot of room for growth where one app could synchronize the work of many animal health sensors.

Brownfield interviewed Connolly during the Great Lakes Regional Dairy Conference in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

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