What is the milk 4.0 program?
In today’s world, data is all around us and it is changing the way the world runs. Companies like Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Netflix all use data to increase efficiencies. The dairy industry is no exception to this data revolution. From ration balancing, feed monitoring, DHIA records, new monitoring technologies, smartphone applications, novel software programs, and genomics, the options for improving the profitability of your dairy operation through data are everywhere. This digital transformation has been referred to as the 4th industrial revolution, often shortened to 4.0.
When it was introduced, the original KDDC MILK (Milk Incentive Leadership for Kentucky) Program was the first of its kind. This program was very successful in helping dairy producers in our state and has been imitated by other dairy organizations. A series of events let to the need to create a new MILK program. As we started developing the program, it was clear that many of the next opportunities we wanted to lead the industry in are centered around data. And, like it’s predecessor, this program is a big leap forward. Thus, we have named the program MILK 4.0---to capture the new program’s focus on data and the leap forward in progressing the Kentucky dairy industry we all love. MILK 4.0 focuses on genomics, pregnancy rate, somatic cell count, and financial analysis. All of these data-based programs will help progress your dairy operation. We are looking forward to continuing this journey together.
MILK 4.0 Options
Changing data into information and providing dairy producers the tools to increase profitability and sustainability of their operations
Criteria for qualifying for MILK 4.0