Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) has the potential to address societal concerns related to animal welfare, lower the environmental burden of meat production and make resource use more efficient.  This use-case focuses on the development of a range of cloud-based services that promote the implementation of precision dairy management with a focus on feeding and the reproduction of cows. An early warning system with real-time data, primarily derived from neck mounted collars, pro-actively alerts the farmer on any emerging issue. Furthermore, the data captured from animals in different areas will be collated and shared with a range of stakeholders to get more insight into the behaviour of healthy cows.


improved animal welfare


better feed optimisation


growth of young farmer engagement

Specific goals

  • Implement a platform that will support multiple services;
  • Monitor animal health and productivity;
  • Respond in an appropriate manner to operational requirements.

Expected results

  • Improved animal welfare;
  • Increased production efficiency;
  • Enabled better resource management (feed optimisation); 
  • Increased young farmer engagement;
  • Reduced production losses (due to early intervention); 
  • Reduced greenhouse gas output per unit of product (milk); 
  • Reduced use of veterinary interventions and medication.

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