“What if you could ask your smartphone to tell you which of your cows were lame? Or which cows were most likely to get sick in the next day or two? Or whether a switch from feeding last year’s silage to this year’s crop has impacted milk production? If you think that’s beyond the capabilities of Siri or Alexa, a Dutch-based company wants you to meet Ida.
Ida was developed by Connecterra. The start-up company is the first in the dairy industry to claim its neck tags for cows not only gather activity data but then use artificial intelligence to detect individual deviations in cow behaviour. The company was recently featured in a Financial Times article about data sensors for cows and a Bloomberg Businessweek article about artificial intelligence.”