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Content about big data

January 13, 2017

What is infectious disease surveillance versus monitoring?

Developments in infectious disease surveillance - Dr. Jeff Zimmerman, Vet Diagnostic and Production Animal Medicine, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, Iowa State University, from the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium, December 3‐4, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

January 13, 2017

How is big data useful in animal health?

Big data and models: Are they really useful in disease management? - Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, from the 2016 North American PRRS Symposium, December 3‐4, 2016, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Dr. Jim Lowe, University of Illinois, looks at big data and asks if they are really useful in animal health. Dr. Lowe suggests that animal agriculture is a very complicated and confusing set of systems with variations in many sub-areas, for example biological, mechanical, and human behavior.

March 21, 2014

What do farmers need to know to gain value out of their data?

Farming Big Data Farmers should take every opportunity to gain value from the data they generate. This Big Data discussion panel during the 2014 Livestock Forage and Grain Forum  (agenda ) offered thoughts on the issues of data collection, data privacy, data ownership, and the value of data for farmers and ranchers. 

Big Data: What it Means for Agriculture - Panel Discussion and QA session moderated by Sarah Wyant, president of Agri-Pulse Communications. Panelists included:

March 21, 2014

Data is everywhere. Are farmers and ranchers taking advantage of the opportunities?

Agriculture relies on data turned into information turned into decisions. Weather, commodity markets, animal health records, and customer buying data all are part of running an agriculture operation.

The technology and the business environment today now allows for greater collection of base data and the tools to transform it into valuable information. Working with partners and customers to grow businesses, improve processes, and increase profits, big data represent a new revenue vien.