UW-Madison: Even Cows are “Texting”

Automatic milking technology has been around for a number of years, but newer systems are able to do much more to keep farmers updated about their livestock.

Douglas J. Reinemann, professor and chair of the Department of Biological Systems Engineering at UW–Madison and a milking equipment/energy specialist with UW–Extension, explains that new mobile apps allow the computer milking the cow to send updates to farmers, like if a cow produced less milk than expected, if a cow didn’t show up to be milked, or even if a milking machine isn’t working properly, and so much more.

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