Welcome to the new Precision Dairy Management website

Our goal is to further the development and widespread use of precision dairy management through communication and idea sharing by acting as a clearing house of recent events, research and applications of Precision Dairy Technology.  Your feedback is welcome.
Precision dairy management is automation using sensor-based management tools that define animal needs and robotic equipment that automatically delivers individual cow management applications.  In the same way that mechanization and expansion have improved productivity in the last 20 years, precision technologies will drive dairy industry progress in future.

Precision Dairy management is bringing about a new model for labour efficient dairy production as shown with the development of robotic milking, which dramatically reduces labour requirements.  Going beyond robotic milking, precision technology can monitor cow health and welfare as well as productivity through level of activity, body weight changes, udder  health and milk composition, thereby defining animal needs that can be met through robotic equipment that has traditionally been met though human care and labour.

Our conference explored practical applications of dairy automation and management using sensor based data, and examined the state of the art technology available today, and the limitless possibilities for the future.

Precision Dairy Managment News Releases


Conference Proceedings now available to purchase

Thank you to all those who attended, our sponsors, those who presented papers and posters, and our hosts in Minnesota – for making this conference a great success!

Over 550 attended representing 25 countries, 26 states of the USA and 4 Canadian provinces.

Check out the latest from our sponsors.

Pictures from the conference are on our Facebook page


Precision Dairy Managment News Releases

May 2013
Wisconsin farm hits 104.5-pound production record with robots. (Read More)

RTLS: The technology tracking cows to make them happy. Article on using GPS to manage dairy.  (Read More)

US farmers using robots instead of migrants to milk cows - interview with Maple Lawn Farms and Dale Hemminger, New York.  (Read More)

April 2013
Consequences of farmers' interpretation of mastitis alerts in automatic milking. (Read More)

Can we identify acidosis tolerant cows? (Read More)

Dairy Foundation plans for robotic milking center moving ahead Dairy Center at Calmar Iowa (Read More)

More PDM news.....


Penn State Dairy Extension Technology Tuesday Webinar series highlights Precision Dairy Management in upcoming webinar series

Precision Agriculture in Dairy Housing
When: October 8, 2013, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: online
Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Bewley, University of Kentucky

Robotic Milking Edition: Facility Design for Robotic Milking Dairies
November 26, 2013, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: online

Robotic Milking Edition: Financing a Robotic Milking Start-up
When: January 28, 2014, 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: online

Check the website for a complete schedule

Webinars are free but you must register in advance to participate - click on one of the webinar links to register.



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