Three finalists have been shortlisted, from over 25 entries, for this yr’s Royal Dairy Innovation Award. They’re: SmaXtec – TruDrinking, UFAC – Envirolac and HerdVision – Auto Mobility & BCS.
These three finalists have been chosen for his or her analysis and growth within the dairy business. The award will probably be given to essentially the most sensible, related services or products which is more likely to be essentially the most vital innovation for the way forward for dairying.
Every firm will exhibit their product/service at 9:45am within the Innovation Hub at this yr’s Dairy-Tech to a panel of unbiased judges, comprising dairy farmer and competitors chair Tim Downes; competitors sponsor the Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Livestock’s (CIEL’s) head of innovation Dr. Mark Younger; and industrial director of final yr’s successful product, Cattle Eye, Michael Halliwell.
Cattle Eye is an autonomous livestock welfare and performance-monitoring product that’s the world’s first hardware-independent, autonomous, livestock-monitoring platform in the marketplace. It may be used to detect locomotion deviations, that are extremely correlated to lameness in dairy cows.
The 2023 winner, which is able to obtain a signed framed certificates and trophy from the Princess Royal later within the yr, will probably be introduced at 3:55p.m on the occasion.
Royal Dairy Innovation Award finalists
The three chosen finalists supply innovation in cow well being, efficiency and administration.
SmaXtec’s TruDrinking is a bolus that measures the water consumption of cows. It may possibly instantly detect irregularities in water provision or cow well being, and data internal physique temperature, rumination and exercise, giving it the power to focus on any attainable well being points within the cows lengthy earlier than seen indicators could seem.
UFAC’s Envirolac is a palm-free fats complement for high-yielding dairy cows. The product has been confirmed to extend milk yields and high quality whereas providing a decrease carbon footprint than palm-oil-based fats dietary supplements.
It’s designed to extend dietary vitality density whereas optimising rumen fermentation and prime liver operate to extend milk yield and constituents and enhance cow well being and fertility.
Lastly, there’s HerdVision Auto Mobility & BCS, which gives real-time knowledge on the well being and vitamin of a herd. It does this by utilizing a small digital digital camera, positioned above a race, to seize 3D photographs that are fed again dwell by integrating with an clever on-line monitoring system.
Knowledge is delivered on to the consumer’s cellphone or pill – supporting each day administration selections.
Dairy-Tech 2023 will happen at Stoneleigh Park on February 1. It would showcase greater than 85 new services and have over 300 exhibitors on website.
Tickets purchased earlier than the present are priced at £17/particular person in comparison with £20 on the door.
Members of the Royal Affiliation of British Dairy Farmers (RABDF) obtain two free complimentary tickets to the occasion.