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Green Horizon uses wide range of technologies, in all milk production stages, dealing with all productions factors, in order to increase dramatically milk production capacity per cow/sheep/goat.

High-tech agriculture in Israel is producing record yields in both animal and field crops. In the case of dairy cattle, Israel has the highest production in the world – 12,000 liters of milk per cow per lactation of 305 to 310 days, that is, 40 liters of milk per cow per day.

 

The reasons for this achievement:

  • Advanced technologies that dramatically increase milk-production efficiency.
  • Superior genetics. The Israelis have developed their own Israeli Holstein breed, which is claimed to be adaptable to harsh and varied climatic conditions. Most of the cows are inseminated artificially with semen from proven sires using embryo transfer from best cows in the herd.
  • Specialized knowledge in monitoring cows’/sheeps'/goats' diet, useful for both increasing milk predictability and reducing feeding costs. Ability and knowledge regarding animal food production in Feeding Centers.
  • Using products and processes that are compatible with environmental sustainability.
  • Use of special equipment:
    • A flow meter that is attached to the milking equipment. This automatically measures milk flow and milking duration. It is also used as a means for early detection of mastitis and udder infection.
    • Tags with an activity meter. The tags identify cows and transmit information to the computer on each cow's general activity. They can detect sick cows, those in heat, and those that need to be inseminated immediately.
    • Tags can detect daily durations of rumination and resting, supplying information about a cow's nutritional status and welfare.
  • Computer analysis program. Linear programming software developed in Israel assists in formulating the lowest cost ratios for optimized feeding and production programs. A feed controller is a mobile unit attached to the mixing wagon that stores group-feeding data and downloads it to the main computer. Data are interlinked with herd management software to generate intake reports per head or group. This results in better management, better use of resources, and more profit for the farmer.
  • Cooling systems developed in Israel and based on Israeli-made equipment are used in most dairy herds to help maintain relatively high production, high fertility levels in summer, and reduce production seasonality.
  • Environmentally-friendly farms in Israel are planned to prevent pollution and underground water contamination. By collecting rain water and treating cows’ dirt, dairy farms are more sensitive to the environment.
  • The ability to reduce environmental contamination.