Actually we manage to persuade our classmate to follow us do some a site visit. All of them are very interested with this site visit. In this visit we investigate the problem in Grazing Cattle in order to supplies the world demand nowadays.
There a few problem what there face :
1. The incidence of bloat in grazed legumes is well-documented. Bloat is caused by the rapid fermentation of legume plants that produce high levels of gas as a by-product of the fermentation.
2. Grass tetany which characterized by low blood serum levels of magnesium from a dramatic deficiency of this mineral in forages and pastures.
3.Hardware disease, which Foreign objects that cattle may ingest (wire, nails, pins, screws, bolts or glass) collect in the reticulum.
4.White muscle disease.
5. Hardly to identify the disease that cattle may have.
6. Did not have exact time to know when the cow on heat, which defined as the period where a female (in this case, a cow or heifer) is receptive to a male (or, the bull). Go into heat or estrus every 17 to 24 days (average is 21 days).
Last week we do some a site visit at Red Agri Farm at Negeri Sembilan which about 1 hrs from our place. We make a discussion with the supervisor there and ask the problem may they have and we start to thinks to overcome this problems.
our project name is cow buddies.... moooooooooooooooooooo
The device equipped with a battery that lasts four years, about the length of a dairy cow’s productive life. Its transmits up to the minute data such as the pH of it’s stomach, body temperature, how much it moves, and the amount of water it consumed. A base station in the barn picks up the signals, adds readings on ambient temperature and humidity, and then uploads all the information to the cloud. Its will reduce infectious diseases in livestock because we can look at the situation from inside the cow than in the lab. Although the temperature alarms will make you go and check earlier than you otherwise would. If we can detect illness early, we can start antibiotics earlier and ultimately use less. The main mission that our team to achieve is to help local farmers in Malaysia and Asian country that involve in ruminant sector with a proper management and technology. This can lead them to produce more products from cows which is meats and dairy. We hope after the work done the supply of cow products can reach the target same with the demand in market so that, Malaysia can slowly to stop import ruminant products from other country and can also make the export to other country that poor in ruminant sector to earn money for economy.