Team AgriBioEng

Serdang, Malaysia

Asking Section / Published November 30, 2016 by Izzuddin Mansor

Asking Section

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).

Site Visit / Published November 30, 2016 by Izzuddin Mansor

Site Visit

https://www.facebook.com/pages/redagri-farm-sdn-bhd/113968835286785

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 / Published November 28, 2016 by Abdul Rahman

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.

Our Team

Our Mission

Malaysia’s livestock industry is the fundamental industries in the country's agricultural development. It provides lucrative employment, supplies the domestic requirements of meat, milk and dairy products to the population. The development of the industry will ensure the food security in the country and reduces dependency on meat imports. Based on the Malaysian National Agro-food Policy 2011-2020 (NAP), the demand and production for meat are expected to increase. Livestock industry in Malaysia comprises of ruminants which consists of beef and dairy cattle, dairy buffaloes, sheep and goats are still raised in small-scale (Mohamed, 2007). Favourable progress has been observed in recent years, but it is still unable to meet the local demand. Thus, Malaysia imports most of the needs of beef mutton and dairy products from abroad especially India, Australia and New Zealand to cater for the shortage. The lag in this ruminant sector is normally associated with several factors such as the lack of land resources, high feed price, cheaper import substitutes, poor private-sector involvement (Shanmugavelu, 2014), disease prevention and control (Mohamed, 2007), and lack of quality breeds, expertise and workforce (National Agro-food Policy 2011-2020). The objective of the livestock research and development (R&D) program is to support the production of quality animals and healthy food products at competitive prices. As the land resource becomes increasingly scarce due to rapid industrialization, R&D effort is geared towards optimizing land use, thus accommodating a harmonious relationship with Nature. For ruminant animals, integrated production system with plantation crops is recommended for optimal resource utilization. The challenges in ruminant sector are lack of skills and training which are farmers low of trained manpower at all levels lead to poor hygiene and milking techniques. Besides that, low breed performance and inadaptability to local environmental conditions. Furthermore, poor dairy farm management and inadequate nutritious feed which is small-scale dairy farmers typically still use hand written recording system while others fail to produce any records. So for our team, we make a technology that used to monitor the livestock with the cheaper and affordable price especially for the farmer in Malaysia and for other country in Asian. It about the size of a hot dog is inserted into a cow’s throat with a metal rod and lodges in the rumen, the first of a cow’s four stomachs. 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.

Our Background

AgriBioEng, consist of five members from the Bachelor of Engineering (Agricultural and Biosystems) and our base is at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Selangor. The reason why we are joining this challenge because we want to participate in building a better world. We want to enroll in a wave of technology to provide better future to our world. And also want to know and learn about the problems faced by the farmers around us. We are here to change something that can produce more food to our world and helps the farmers to maximize their production. Our target is to produce a technology that can helps farmers to do their job easily and we hope that we can use our knowledge to help others.

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