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Connecterra teams up with Lely on data sharing

11 February 2020

Connecterra has signed a data-sharing agreement with Lely, a robots and data systems compant. Unlocking data from Lely’s T4C (Time for Cows) into Connecterra’s IDA platform will push for a more connected dairy industry that supports farmers in their decision-making.

With the agreement, both companies will explore how to increase the value and application of the available data on the farm by sharing the information from T4C with the IDA-platform.

Optimising the farm

Serving the farmer with innovative technology to optimise their farm in a sustainable way is part of the company’s drive at both Lely and Connecterra. The data-sharing agreement between Lely, a global leader in robotics and data management for the dairy farm, and agtech company Connecterra, is therefore a logical decision. The agreement will become applicable to Lely clients in Europe. As the farmer remains owner of the data, the data between T4C and IDA (single way) will only be shared once the farmer allows the integration to become active in T4C.

New data sets

Yasir Khokhar, CEO of Connecterra comments: “IDA already integrates with various farm management software programs. The Lely integration is real-time and quicker and can bring a new data set to IDA of high-quality information from Lely’s milking robots. We believe that this integration will further enable farmers to use the generated insights of this collaboration.”

Timo Joosten, Head of Product Management Customer Solutions at Lely adds: “More and more data is becoming available on the farm. Not only from our robots, but also data from other parties like feed suppliers, veterinarians, weather services companies, insemination partners, and so on. Our goal is to make better use of this data and, with their permission, to assist farmers in their complex decision-making process. The cooperation with Connecterra is an important step in this.”



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