December 27, 2016
GEA's intelligent technologies for dairy industry keep up with latest trends
The huge interest in GEA's smart technologies for the dairy industry at the EuroTier 2016 trade fair in Hanover, Germany, exceeded all expectations, the company says.
GEA's "Smart Technology for Future Farming" concept links applications intelligently to one another and in doing so, optimises interactions between people, animals and technology throughout the milk production process. This appeals to the many modern farmers who are on the lookout for future-oriented technologies that can help them to better manage their various processes, the company explains.
CMIQ monitoring improves herd health
According to GEA, EuroTier's visitors appeared to be particularly interested in automated and digital solutions. One such product GEA presented was its new CMIQ monitoring system. Due to be released in 2017, it is a system for early detection of a mastitis suspicion based on the latest sensor technology - a product that specially prioritises animal health.
Web-based herd management system provides greater transparency
Another innovation GEA presented at the trade fair was its herd management software, DairyNet. It gives farmers the option to integrate and manage their crop management, cattle rearing, milking, animal health and reproduction processes together on a single interface. This opens up opportunities for completely new applications. The free web-based herd management option with basic functionalities was particularly popular with visitors to the stand. The company also saw increased demand for its fully-automated milking rotary, the GEA DairyProQ, and the GEA Monobox, which was launched in the spring and already looks set to be a success.
Development and service expertise in smart technologies
Over the last two years, GEA has redesigned both its product development process and its service and maintenance portfolio, aligning them with long-term customer requirements. This has led to the development of future-oriented, intelligent, integrated technologies that appealed to a great number of this year's EuroTier attendees. GEA recognised this trend early on and will continue to develop smart technologies with the aim of improving animal health and milk quality and making farm management more economical.