Dairy Farming

SomaDetect can alert dairy farmers to individual cow health issues to prevent certain diseases from developing. ©GettyImages/jenoche

SomaDetect technology brings transparency to dairy farms

By Mary Ellen Shoup

SomaDetect, a dairy technology startup measuring milk quality and cow health, will launch its business in the US with a new office and pilot program with 10 dairy farms in the State of New York in early January 2018.

Managing director, FrieslandCampina WAMCO, Ben Langat; Chairman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Senator Abdullahi Adamu; Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh; and Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Abubakar Bagudu Atiku, during the presentation of a milking machine by the Minister to FrieslandCampina WAMCO in Abuja.

Presentation made to FrieslandCampina WAMCO in Nigeria

By Jim Cornall

Nigeria’s Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has donated a portable motorized milking machine to FrieslandCampina WAMCO, while praising the company as the biggest investor in Nigeria’s dairy sector.

Around 1,600 FrieslandCampina farms already have solar panels installed. Pic:©iStock/DutchScenery

FrieslandCampina taps in to dairy farm solar energy

By Jim Cornall

Henk Kamp, Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, has given out SDE+ (Encouraging Sustainable Energy Production) subsidies of more than €200m ($239m) for the installation of solar panels at the roofs of FrieslandCampina member dairy farms.