TLF ID M020771
This is a video (5:04 min) and supporting resources examines how technology improves the operations of a robotic dairy. The video begins by describing how the automated system improves dairy farmers’ lifestyles and allows them to concentrate on pasture management and the care of individual cows. It describes elements of the automated system including the herd-management software; the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) tags that provides data to the robotic systems that manages milking and feeding; and the cameras that enable the farmer to centrally monitor the process. The supporting activities guide students to design a solution for a primary industry challenge.