Quebec Farmers' Advocate Volume 2019Number 03March 15, 2019
René LacroixPh.D., ing.

Dairy farms in the big data era: A world of opportunities and challenges


The increasing use of various technological tools on dairy farms is generating a massive amount of data. This is the era of "Big Data". Handling software, algorithms and soon artificial intelligence, they offer the potential to develop powerful practical applications and innovative tools for dairy production managers. To make the most of this digital revolution, producers have a vested interest in ensuring that the data collected on their farms is valued to its full potential and used wisely. A reflection is necessary... 

Article written in collaboration with Mario Séguin - Dairy Production Expert – Milk Recording and Data Management, Anne-Marie Christen - Project coordinator and Julie Baillargeon - Knowledge transfer expert, R&D, Valacta.