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Vol. 173, Issue 6, June 2014, pp. 98-103




The Design and Experiment of the Track-Type Equipment for Feeding Dairy Cows

1 Yaping LI, 2 Hui LI, 1* Hewei MENG, 3 Xiaoling LUO, 1 Za KAN, 1 Lingyang XUE, 1 Chengsong LI

1 College of Mechanical and Electronical Engineering, Shihezi University, Shihezi 832000, China
2 Institute of Agricultural Facilities and Equipment, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing 210014, China
3 The Library of Shihezi University, Shihezi 832000, China
E-mail: 6318687@qq.com


Received: 18 April 2014 /Accepted: 30 May 2014 /Published: 30 June 2014

Digital Sensors and Sensor Sysstems


Abstract: As one of the effective ways of reducing the cost and increase the revenue, feeding dairy cows with individual precision in quantity could further develop the production potential of high- yield dairy cows and improve the milk yield of every dairy cow. Therefore, based on three kinds of technologies of radio frequency identification technology, wireless transmission technology and infrared technology and grounded on the foundation of previous studies, this thesis has completed the track- type equipment for feeding dairy cows with individual precision in quantity. The equipment takes the computer as the information management platform, adopts the singly chip microcomputer as the control platform, uses the wireless module and U disk to conduct the transmission of individual feeding data of dairy cows and guides the whole process with the track. This kind of equipment could advance automatically, identify and feed dairy cows precisely during the feeding process. This thesis also designs the matching feeding technology of the equipment, and accomplishes the test of feeding outside the cowshed, which takes “TMR + precise feeding with concentrated feed” as the feeding model, so that the feeding process could be more effective and further steady.


Keywords: Dairy cows, Precise feeding, Radio frequency identification technology, Track-type, Wireless transmission, Infrared technology.


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