Dairy Stream podcast: Advance your farm through data monitoring, artificial intelligence

GREEN BAY, Wis. ― A data monitor system could take a farm operation to the next level.

In the latest edition of the Dairy Stream podcast, host Mike Austin talks with Michael Goeldi, customer success team member at smaXtec, about data monitoring systems for cows, bolus technology, the role of artificial intelligence, improving management processes and saving money.

Thank you to smaXtec for sponsoring this episode.

Listen here.

Podcast breakdown:
(Use of audio clips is encouraged with attribution to “Dairy Stream, co-produced by Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.”)

  • 1:00: Explanation of bolus technology
  • 3:30: Advantages of the technology
  • 7:30: Disadvantages of the technology
  • 8:36: How artificial intelligence plays a role
  • 11:39: How it helps reduce mastitis and improve reproduction
  • 12:58: Common challenges
  • 16:48: How data monitoring is used on farms (CAFO, tie-stall, heifer raisers)
  • 23:46: How it changes management styles
  • 26:25: How it saves money
  • 28.41: Utilizing the data
  • 31:13: Role in environmental sustainability
  • 34:16: Future of data monitoring systems


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About Dairy Stream:

Dairy Stream focuses on policy, sustainability, market trends, new technology, processor updates, business partner news and farmer involvement. Dairy Stream is co-produced by the Dairy Business Association and Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative, sister organizations that fight for effective dairy policy in Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.

Dairy Stream is available on Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsiHeartRadioPodBeanSpotify or wherever you get podcasts.

About DBA:

 The Dairy Business Association is Wisconsin’s leading dairy lobby group, championing smart and sensible regulations affecting the dairy community. The nonprofit organization is comprised of farmers, milk processors, vendors and other business partners who work collaboratively to ensure that dairy farms of all sizes have the support they need to keep America’s Dairyland strong. More information: www.dairyforward.com

About Edge:

 Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative provides dairy farmers throughout the Midwest with a powerful voice — the voice of milk — in Congress, with customers and within their communities. Edge, based in Green Bay, Wis., is one of the top cooperatives in the country based on milk volume. More information: www.voiceofmilk.com.