Tag Dairy

‘Virtual dairy farm brain’ aims to help farmers make smarter decisions

August 22, 2017

A UW team has set out to create an app to integrate all of a farm’s data streams in real time and use artificial intelligence to allow farmers to more easily analyze the information.

Simpler detection for ketosis helps support state dairies

March 30, 2017

“Advances like KetoMonitor help us keep the herd healthy, and allow us to stay competitive,” says Roxbury dairy farmer Mitch Breunig. “That’s the kind of help we really need.”

UW-Madison partners with WPT for show on new farming challenges

August 26, 2016

The University of Wisconsin–Madison and Wisconsin Public Television have partnered for “Wisconsin’s Homegrown Farmer,” a program about the challenges facing a new generation of farmers that will begin airing Sept. 8. Two of the farmers are Kat Becker and Tony Schultz of Stoney Acres Farms in Athens, Wis., which they made into an organic vegetable farm.

Happy hormone’s calcium connection may make cows and humans healthier

July 25, 2016

Serotonin is best known for eliciting feelings of happiness in the human brain, but scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have found the hormone plays a role in milk production in dairy cows — and may have health implications for breastfeeding women.

Boundless Together, Part 3

October 22, 2015

The third of four new commercials about UW–Madison will soon premier during a Badger football game. Learn more about the projects highlighted in the latest spot.

Dairy science in spotlight as field advances

November 20, 2013

Dairy science is no longer the field of straw hats and bib overalls. The UW’s future is as thoroughly milk-soaked as its past.

Grant funds free nationwide access to Dairyland Initiative for farmers

August 6, 2013

The Dairyland Initiative, a UW School of Veterinary Medicine outreach program that works with farmers to optimize cow comfort, health, and milk production, has received a $50,000 grant from the Dean Foods Foundation to make its Web-based resources available at no cost to dairy farmers across the country.