Global Dairy Herd Management Market reached US$ 4.18 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach US$ 6.92 billion by 2030, growing with a CAGR of 6.51% during the forecast period 2023-2030.
According to FAO (2021), worldwide milk production increased by 2% to 906 million metric tonnes (MMT) in 2020 and is expected to further increase in upcoming years. To keep up with the demand for increased milk production, dairy farmers need to optimize their operations. Dairy herd management technology helps improve the efficiency of feeding, breeding, and health management, leading to higher milk yields per cow.
Cloud-based dairy herd management software is gaining popularity. It allows farmers to access their data from anywhere, collaborate with experts, and receive real-time alerts, making it easier to manage their herds effectively. In September 2022, VAS declared the launch of MyDC on PULSE. The goal of the new cloud-based herd management tool is to make day-to-day tasks easier. With its user-friendly interface, MyDC on PULSE offers efficiency and accessibility for dairy data to farmers.
Automated dairy herd management system has a significant share of the dairy herd management market due to their efficiency and labor savings properties. North America holds the highest share of the dairy herd management market due to its advanced technological infrastructure, strong dairy industry, and willingness to invest in modern agricultural practices. On 29 September 2023, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Canada, declared the new Dairy Innovation and Investment Fund. Over the next 10 years, the fund will invest up to $333 million to support the competitiveness of the Canadian dairy industry and its adaptation to new market realities.
Increasing Herd Size and Milk Production
According to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028, cowherd’s increase is anticipated to reach 1.2% annually, exceeding the 0.4% average yield growth predicted for the previous ten years. This is because cow herd growth is expected to be stronger in low-yielding countries. As herd sizes grow, there is a greater need for efficient management practices. Dairy herd management systems help farmers monitor and optimize the performance of larger herds, including milk yield, reproduction, and health.
According to the OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2019-2028, over the next ten years, the world’s milk production is predicted to increase at a rate of 1.7% per annum, or 981 million tonnes by 2028, faster than the majority of other major agricultural commodities. This increasing global demand for milk and dairy products requires higher milk yield. Dairy herd management systems help farmers make data-driven decisions to maximize milk yield and overall productivity.
Technological Advancement
Advancements in technology, are making dairy herd management more efficient and data-driven. These technologies provide real-time monitoring, automation, and decision support, driving market growth. Automated dairy herd management systems offer multifaceted benefits to farmers, including cost reduction through decreased labor needs, enhanced animal health and welfare, and increased milk production.
Dairy management software and sensors provide real-time data on each cow’s health and milk production, enabling data-driven decisions to maximize milk output and profitability. In October 2023, smaXtec, a pioneer in the dairy industry, declared the launch of new artificial intelligence capabilities with the introduction of TruAdvice technology to support dairy herd health management.
Higher Initial Investment and Shortage of Trained Dairy Professionals
Implementing dairy herd management systems, which include automation, sensors, and software, often demands a substantial initial investment. Smaller dairy farms may find it financially burdensome to adopt these technologies, especially if they lack the financial resources required.
Dairy herd management solutions require skilled labor to operate and maintain. However, there is a shortage of skilled labor in the dairy industry. The shortage of trained professionals can hinder the successful adoption and effective operation of these systems.

Segment Analysis
The global dairy herd management market is segmented based on product, application, end-user and region.
Efficiency and Labor Savings of Automated Dairy Herd Management Systems
Automated systems significantly reduce the need for manual labor in tasks such as data collection, monitoring, and feeding. This results in substantial cost savings for farmers. According to an article published by Dairy Global, in addition to being time-efficient, an automatic milking system (AMS) can save labor costs by up to 30% and boost milk production by up to 12%.
Automated systems provide accurate, real-time data on each cow’s health, milk production, and behavior. This precise data is essential for data-driven decision-making and optimizing herd performance. In May 2021, Waikato Milking Systems, a manufacturer of dairy technology, and Nedap, a pioneer in dairy herd management technology, partnered to launch two new products. Waikato Milking Systems introduced CowTraQ, a new cow monitoring system, and TracHQ, an automation platform that was powered by Nedap.
Geographical Penetration
North America’s Rising Dairy Production and Technological Advancements
North America is at the forefront of technological innovations in agriculture and dairy farming. The region has seen widespread adoption of dairy herd management systems due to its advanced infrastructure and expertise in developing and implementing agtech solutions. In October 2020, Lactanet Canada, a farmer-run organization introduced DairyTrace, a national dairy cattle traceability program for dairy farmers in Canada.
North America has a significant share in the dairy herd management market owing to the increased production and consumption of dairy products. According to the USDA, the United States produced 226 billion pounds of milk in 2021, 1.3 percent more than in 2020. Dairy herd management systems help farmers make data-driven decisions that maximize milk yield per cow, resulting in increased overall milk production.

Competitive Landscape
The major global players include DeLaval, Merck & Co., Inc., Afimilk Ltd., Pearson Milking Technology, GEA Group, Fullwood JOZ, DAIRYMASTER, Lely, VAS and SUM-IT.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis
COVID Impact
The pandemic caused disruptions in the supply chain for dairy herd management systems. Manufacturing, distribution, and delivery of equipment and technology were affected, leading to delays and shortages.
The dairy industry faced labor challenges during the pandemic. Lockdowns and restrictions affected the availability of farm labor, making the need for automation and remote monitoring more evident. Many dairy farmers turned to dairy herd management systems to address labor shortages.
Russia- Ukraine War Impact
The conflict disrupted the supply chain for dairy herd management systems. As a result, there were delays and shortages of many of the components and technologies used in these systems. Political instability and economic uncertainties resulting from the war impacted the financial stability of dairy farmers. Investment in advanced technologies like dairy herd management systems was reduced due to financial constraints.
The war impacted farming operations, which led to a reduction in dairy production. As a result, there was a decreased demand for various dairy herd management systems. The war caused economic uncertainty in these regions. As a result, farmers felt hesitant to invest in new technologies like dairy herd management systems and the adoption rate of such technologies slowed down.
By Crop

  • Automated Dairy Herd Management Systems
    o Milk Management Systems
    o Reproductive Health Management Systems
    o Feeding/Nutrition Management Systems
    o Cattle Management Systems
    o Herd Disease Management Systems
  • Software
    o On-premise Software
    o Web-based/Cloud-based Software
    o Data Analystic and AI
    By Application
  • Milk Harvesting
  • Feeding
  • Breeding
  • Cow Comfort and Heat Stress Management
  • Calf Management
  • Health Management
  • Others
    By End-User
  • Small-scale Dairy Farms
  • Large-scale Dairy Farms
  • Cooperative Dairy Farms
    By Region
  • North America
    o U.S.
    o Canada
    o Mexico
  • Europe

o Germany
o UK
o France
o Italy
o Russia
o Rest of Europe

  • South America
    o Brazil
    o Argentina
    o Rest of South America
  • Asia-Pacific
    o China
    o India
    o Japan
    o Australia
    o Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa
    Key Developments
  • In August 2023, Neogen Corporation, a provider of solutions and services for the food processing, animal protein, and agriculture industries, introduced Igenity Enhanced Dairy, a new genomic data management tool. With the help of Igenity Enhanced Dairy, dairy farmers can now make better selection and mating decisions.
  • In June 2023, Zoetis, an animal healthcare company, introduced Vetscan Mastigram+, a rapid on-farm mastitis diagnostic. Mastitis is a major problem for dairy herd health management. In just eight hours, the Vetscan Mastigram+ test can identify Gram-positive mastitis using a simple flow dipstick test, allowing results before the next milking.
  • In March 2023, DeLaval, a producer of dairy and farming machinery, introduced its cutting-edge DeLaval Rotary E500 rotary milking system. The integrated system reduces stress on dairy cows, improves worker routines, chooses and sorts cows automatically, and boosts milking efficiency.
  • In March 2021, GEA, a technology supplier for food processing and a wide range of other industries, introduced DAIRYNET, a new herd and farm management solution. Initially, the GEA DairyRobot R9500 can be used with GEA DairyNet. Later on, there will be integration with both traditional milking systems and the automated rotary milking parlor DairyProQ.
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