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D-Agri-S Rumination Monitoring System

Posted 09/11/2017 : By: Alice Goodrich

D-Agri-S Rumination Monitoring System

D-Agri-S Ltd. is a micro livestock and arable farming company, based near Bungay. They secured a LEADER grant in April 2017 to purchase and install a rumination monitoring system for its 265 cow dairy enterprise. The new system monitors each cow’s resting, activity, feeding and rumination behaviour. The data is recorded and sent to users, so they can improve the herd’s health and therefore the overall business efficiency and profitability. This project is an example of LEADER supporting animal health and welfare, whilst also increasing farm productivity.

As well as running this dairy herd, D-Agri-S Ltd. also runs a beef herd, a retail machinery sales business, a contracting digger, forage harvesting operation, and a small arable area which serves mainly to provide feed for the animals as well as a small machinery repair workshop.