Dairy research uses many current technologies in researching dairy cattle, as the following:





AfiLabFat, Protein, and Lactose

Mastiline Technology

MastilineSomatic Cell Count

HR Tag Technology

HR tagRumination time and Neck activity


SensOorRumination time, Feeding time, Ear skin temperature, and Activity

FeverTags Technology

FeverTagsTympanic temperature

TempTrack Technology

TempTrackReticulorumen temperature

SmartBow Technology

SmartBowPosition and Movement

CowScout Technology

CowScoutLeg activity

Track-a-Cow Technology

Track-a-CowLying time and Time at feed bunk

Pedometer Plus

Pedometer PlusLying time and Steps

IceQube Technology

IceQubeLying time, Steps, and Locomotion
Coming SoonAlanyaTemperature, Lying time, Activity, Locomotion, and Behavior

Vel'Phone Technology

Vel'PhoneCalving time and Vaginal temperature
Coming SoonAnemonVaginal temperature and estrus
Coming SoonAccubreedMounting activity


Co-directors Drs. Costa (costa@uky.edu) and Heersche (gheersch@uky.edu) serves as the faculty contacts for the dairy unit. They would be happy to answer any further questions that you might have about the UK Coldstream Dairy Research Farm.