Automatic animal identification concepts
Data integrity is a primary condition for reliance on automation systems for management decisions. In the hands of a good manager, a trustworthy system is a powerful management tool, yet systems allowing low-quality data may cause more harm than good.
Data quality results from three main factors:
- Accuracy of measurement – the measuring device should accurately reflect the milk volume, composition, time or other measurements.
- The rate of measurement – the system should capture as many of the animals visiting the parlor as possible. This depends on the quality of animal identification, mainly through identification rate.
- Data assignment to animals – Data assignment is probably the most important of the three factors, as mistakes in this criterion can lead to wrong immediate actions as well as erroneous long-term decisions.
The Automatic system
Vansun has held the reputation for presenting highly reliable data, since the company’s early days, when it developed the dairy industry’s first automation system. Having proven the integrity of its tools for managing dairy farms, Vansun went on to create a highly dependable ID system, the Automatic. The Automatic combines various elements for ensuring a high identification rate and an ultimate data assignment concept. The importance of identifying animals at the milking point is far greater for data integrity than just maximizing cow identification: it actually ensures data assignment to cows.
Vansun designed Automatic systems – for use in parallel or rotary parlors – to provide maximized data assignment and the greatest possible data accuracy. Along with accurate milk-measuring devices such as the AfiMilk MPC milk meter, AfiLab milk components analyzer and other devices, the company offers exceptionally trustworthy management systems.This extremely high-quality data acquisition system is crucial in making AfiFarm the producer of superior management tools on dairies globally.