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Smart Cattle Sheds Raise Cows

15:34 April 04, 2016 replay time01:44

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As information technology develops, even cattle farms are reaping benefits from it.

Now it has become possible to expend less energy while greatly increasing income.

Noh Eun-ji has more on the smart cattle sheds, in which a robot milks a cow and manages its health in real time.

[Reporter]

As soon as the milk cow enters, the robot automatically places the suction cup.

As it milks the cow, the robot measures the cow’s weight and analyzes the chemical components of the milk to check the cow’s health.

This is a smart cattle shed, taking advantage of ICT.

As robots have begun to take over the tasks that humans have done so far, there has been a great decline in the labor required by a cattle farm.

ICT is also greatly contributing to increasing the cattle farms’ profitability.

A milk cow’s probability of becoming pregnant increases as it exercises more and reduces the time it ruminates, and a sensor on the cow’s neck checks such factors in real time and notifies the farmer.

<Ha Hyeon-je / Owner of Cattle Farm> “By using automated machines and various sensors to monitor the cows’ health and implement early measures, we are minimizing grooming, reducing our labor and receiving great help in improving productivity.”

In addition, other equipment such as an automatic feeder that feeds a calf, an intelligent CCTV that follows the cow’s movements, and an environment monitoring system that regulates the temperature and moisture level of the shed, are also included in the smart shed.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural Affairs plans to receive applications from milk cow and Korean beef farms, and to distribute these smart sheds starting in June.

Noh Eun-ji reporting for Yonhap News TV.

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