New partnership brings together leaders in dairy farm artificial intelligence and bovine reproductive management to benefit dairies
Dutch-based Connecterra, a global pioneer in using artificial intelligence to deliver insights to dairy farmers, has signed a new agreement with U.S.-based ABS Global, a world leader in bovine genetics and reproduction services.
Beginning in early 2022, ABS will introduce Ida as a digital solution that enables improvements in fertility, health and animal welfare to its customers in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Iowa, and South Dakota. ABS Trusted Advisors will also gain access to the Ida Enterprise platform, which provides cutting-edge digital collaboration and analytics capabilities to dairy farm partners and suppliers.
“This partnership with ABS will arm farmers and their advisors with Ida’s powerful technology that’s been proven to deliver greater operational efficiencies on U.S. dairies and around the world,” said Yasir Khokhar, CEO of Connecterra. “As the rapid digital transformation of global agricultural continues, our work with ABS is an indication of how technology can empower the industry in nearly every aspect of farming.”
Since 2015, Connecterra has set the gold standard for dairy cattle monitoring and on-farm data analytics with Ida. The platform combines behavior data collected via proprietary collar-mounted sensors with data from herd management systems like BoviSync, Lely Horizon and others, internet-connected farm equipment and third-party sources. Ida then uses artificial intelligence to translate the data into real-time, easy-to-understand insights in the app. Unlike other systems, Ida asks for user in-app feedback to improve the insights. Those 1-2 taps provide additional data that Ida processes with machine-learning algorithms. Ida then becomes smarter, more personalized and more effective for each customer’s herd and operations.
“We see the value in Ida’s artificial intelligence. We are excited to see our customers and ABS Trusted Advisors benefit from it,” shared Darren Peterson, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ABS. “And we look forward to working with Connecterra to deploy this technology.”
Source: Connecterra media announcement