A team of Irish researchers has developed a breakthrough innovation to monitor activity and health characteristics of dairy cows – and it doesn’t involve any wires, chips, batteries, or electronics of any kind.
The system is the brainchild of researchers at the VistaMilk SFI Research Centre in County Cork, Ireland. VistaMilk is a research conglomerate of six Irish agricultural research institutions, with the overarching mission of “digitizing dairy.”
On The VistaMilk Podcast, lead researcher Nadeem Rather described the system, which he and his team developed based on antenna technology. “Antennas are the key instruments that allow us to transmit and receive magical radio waves,” shared Rather.
By MAUREEN HANSON
November 27, 2023