Milk processor Nestlé and Allflex Livestock Intelligence are collaborating over a pilot scheme to use Allflex’s SenseHub technology to monitor dairy cows’ wellbeing on farms producing milk for specific Nestlé products.

Allflex, which is an Antelliq company, has a long-standing relationship with Nestlé, which began when it led the cow monitoring and welfare aspects of the Dairy Farming Institute (DFI) in China.

The SenseHub solution will provide information on the reproductive, health, nutritional and wellbeing status of individual cows and groups. It will give Nestlé information on the wellbeing of individual cows and herds using key performance indicators, and can drive continuous improvement on animal welfare, more efficient farm management and more productive operations. It is already in use on several Nestlé vendors’ farms.

“We are very pleased to expand our co-operation with Nestlé, a company that shares our belief in the importance of cow wellbeing as an element in responsible production of milk-based food products,” commented Antelliq chief executive Dr Stefan Weiskopf. “SenseHub enables multiple aspects of cow wellbeing to be measured, and we are excited to be sharing these abilities with Nestlé, to help consumers be better informed and confident in the food they feed their families.”