Who Are the Winners and Losers in Technology in Animal Agriculture?

( Jennifer Shike )

When it comes to technology, everyone wants to know who the winners and the losers are. What brings a producer benefit? What doesn’t?

Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum of technology adoption, one thing seems clear: COVID-19 is going to spur along the adoption of technology on more and more farms and ranches across the country.

Aidan Connolly, CEO of Cainthus and president of AgriTech Capital, says COVID-19 isn’t slowing down business. It may be more difficult to visit people on the farm, but the interest in incorporating technology on the farm is higher than ever.

Connolly will join Dan Thomson, DVM, chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University, in “What Will Livestock Technology Look Like in the Face of COVID-19?” during Farm Journal Field Days

Thomson says technology aids stockmanship.

“What I tell people about technology is you may have a baby monitor, but you still need a mom,” Thomson explains. Technology helps livestock producers do their job better and allows them more insight into their operation.

There’s no question technology is an ever-more present necessity in livestock operations these days. In what way are you interested in integrating it into your business?

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Find out more during the Farm Journal Field Days panel Tuesday, August 25 at noon Central.

To register for this free virtual event, visit www.farmjournalfielddays.com.