Author: Farm And Livestock Staff

Facial Recognition Tech and Dairy Farms: Sensors Give Farmers Clear Picture Of Animal Health [INNOVATIONS]

Imaging technology can identify individual cows by their features in several seconds to memorize a cow’s unique identity, recording individual pattern and movements. Cargill and Cainthus, a Dublin-based machine vision company, are reshaping how animal producers make decisions for their livestock through a strategic partnership that will bring facial recognition technology to dairy farms across the world. Cainthus uses breakthrough predictive imaging to monitor the health and well-being of livestock. Their proprietary software uses images to identify individual animals based on hide patterns and facial recognition and tracks key data such as food and water intake, heat detection and...

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Lo-Profile Seed Tenders from Strobel Boasts New Innovations

At a deck height of just 31 inches, Strobel Manufacturing offers one of the lowest profiles on the market. Recently, Strobel has made improvements on their industry-leading Lo-Profile Box Seed Tender. Highlights of these improvements include a new one-piece rubber gasket that provides a smooth transfer of seed and is easy to replace. An increased stop height gives increased visibility for easy loading and unloading of boxes, and a removable bolt-on diamond deck keeps gravel and debris out and allows for easy access below. Strobel has over 16 purpose-built models to choose from, including 2, 3, 4 and 6...

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Blockchain and the Food Supply System: Where Do We Stand Today? [FOOD CULTURE]

If companies made the food supply chain more transparent and accessible to their customers—showed them where their food came from and where it has been—consumer trust might be restored. Since 2016, Walmart has been working with IBM to develop software that uses the blockchain to track products through its supply chain, from the farm to the consumer, in the hopes of addressing those issues.  When and how the blockchain system will impact our food supply in the U.S. remains to be seen. These days it’s hard to read about the future of industry—nearly any industry, really—without hearing how the...

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Ag and Farm Supply Expands Spring Product Lineup

Online wholesale distributor Ag and Farm Supply (www.agfarmsupplies.com) has added to their line of products. One of the most popular lines introduced is the new McKay-Weiss Viper Nok-On and Bolt-On Sweeps. Viper Bolt-On and Nok-On sweeps are designed for field cultivators. These sweeps are thicker, have a reduced wing profile, a raised stem protector, and an extended nose compared to the conventional cultivator sweep. This makes them bigger, stronger, and faster compared to the conventional cultivator sweep. Another notable addition to Ag And Farm Supply’s line of spring products are EZ-Slide Graphite and Talc Powder products. These seed flow...

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Groundhog Not Needed: New Tool Predicts When to Plant and Pollinate

Punxsutawney Phil – the prognosticating groundhog who famously foretells the arrival of spring – may need a new job. Cornell University’s Emergent Climate Risk Lab has unveiled Springcasting, a web tool to determine the onset of spring – a full season before it occurs. “We’re trying to look beyond the typical five- to 10-day barrier of traditional meteorological forecasts by focusing on the timing of spring indicators, not just warm or cold temperatures,” said Toby Ault, assistant professor of earth and atmospheric sciences at Cornell. “Our Springcasting product tries to predict spring onset a season in advance. The climate...

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