Interview: What makes a good sensor?
Will you continue to run the project in the coming years and what are still the knowledge gaps in using sensors and the data?
“This study will continue for several years. We are at the start of discovering all the possibilities to improve transition management. That is a really exciting journey and I am anxious to know where we will be in a couple of years. I think the biggest knowledge gap we have right now is to define the success factors of a healthy transition and to understand what is happening when a cow goes through transition. Once the success factors are known, we can develop effective feed forward indicators that the sensors can measure. Producers can use these indicators to improve their transition management and that should ultimately result in a healthy transition for every cow.”