Sensor Technologies in Dairy Farms in Finland

Mikko Utriainen, Matti Pastell, Marketta Rinne, Sari Kajava, Hannu Myllymäki

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    This paper summarises the results of sensor technology status survey and questionnaire among medium and large dairy farms of Finland (N = 192). The purpose of the study was also to define specific needs and challenges related to on-farm milk fat/protein and on-farm silage composition analysers. Findings showed that responded Finnish medium-size dairy farms have high utilization rate of various on-farm sensor technologies. The importance vs present performance gap was high for the silage measurement solution and especially its response speed and accuracy. Similarly, the need is for accurate and fast milk fat/protein sensors, although the importance -performance gap depends significantly on the type of milking system used in the farm.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPrecision Livestock Farming 2019
    Subtitle of host publicationPapers Presented at the 9th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, ECPLF 2019
    EditorsBernadette O'Brien, Deirdre Hennessy, Laurence Shalloo
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-8417-0654-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2019
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event9th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, ECPLF 2019 - Cork, Ireland
    Duration: 26 Aug 201929 Aug 2019


    Conference9th European Conference on Precision Livestock Farming, ECPLF 2019


    • sensor
    • milk composition
    • silage composition
    • analyser
    • automated milking system
    • milking parlour
    • OtaNano


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