When feeding dairy cattle, getting the correct nutritional formula delivered consistently is critical for the herd's health and milk production. In a University environment, the challenges increase where many students are sharing responsibilities for feeding and monitoring the herd. DHI-Provo of Provo, Utah developed the EZfeedTM solution to enable dairies of all sizes to optimize feed management, and the solution utilizes the Trimble Nomad rugged computer.
The Oregon State University Dairy uses the EZfeed solution for a variety of reasons, including optimizing the feeding process by guiding the student workers responsible for mixing of the feed and tracking data about the feed produced. Furthermore, the EZfeed system data provides students with practical exposure to the latest in livestock and dairy management technologies, and enables real-world opportunities to analyze the data and make informed decisions to ensure the University's dairy herd is optimized for peak health at the lowest cost.
View the video to see the EZfeed system and the Trimble Nomad in action.