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Dairy farmers in Gujarat embrace technology to boost milk production

Dairy farmers in Gujarat embrace technology to boost milk production

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GANDHINAGAR, 24 December 2023: Driven by the desire to increase milk production and improve efficiency, dairy farmers in Gujarat are increasingly embracing technology.

Smart milking machines, automated feeding systems, and data-driven milk management tools are transforming the traditional methods of dairy farming in the state.

Smart milking machines not only automate the milking process but also collect valuable data on individual cows. This data, including milk yield, milk composition, and animal health parameters, helps farmers make informed decisions about feed management, breeding, and disease prevention.

Automated feeding systems ensure that cows receive the optimal amount of nutrition based on their age, breed, and milk production level. This precision feeding leads to improved animal health, higher milk yields, and reduced feed waste.

Data-driven milk management tools, powered by artificial intelligence, analyze farm data to identify trends and predict potential problems. This allows farmers to proactively address issues like mastitis, low milk production, and feed inefficiencies, improving overall herd health and profitability.

While the adoption of technology comes with its own set of challenges, such as upfront costs and technical expertise, dairy farmers in Gujarat are witnessing positive results. Increased milk production, improved animal health, and better farm management are just some of the benefits they are reaping. This tech-driven transformation is not only benefiting individual farmers but also contributing to the growth of the dairy industry in the state.


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