Israel-based SCR Engineers Ltd. collaborated with Nestlé USA, headquartered in Switzerland, to establish the Nestlé Dairy Farming Institute (DFI) in China.

Created to improve milk quality and introduce state-of-the-art dairy farming in China, the institute will serve the entire Chinese dairy industry and teach dairy professionals and other students about all aspects of modern dairy farming. Nestlé chose SCR to lead the cow monitoring and welfare aspects of the DFI due to its world-leading cow and milking intelligence and proven experience in large-scale Chinese dairy farms.

The DFI, located in the Heilongjiang Province of China, extends over 600,000 square meters, complete with different sized working farms to enable farm owners to gradually grow their farms in a planned manner and an academic center with classrooms and laboratories. SCR will monitor every individual cow involved in the project and manage all cow monitoring-related data to provide farmers with real-life exposure to advanced health and heat detection management concepts and workflows. In addition, SCR will provide training and courses in farm management using SCR monitoring solutions.

"We are very pleased to be cooperating with Nestlé and our other partners to improve Chinese dairy industry standards by standardizing procedures, training professionals and improving milk quality and production,” says Yariv Avisar, chief executive officer of SCR. “We are certain that SCR's best-in-class cow monitoring solution will contribute greatly to achieving these goals."