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Magropor and Vereda de San Marco farms
Magropor and Vereda de San Marco farms
Tomas Iniesta, Owner, and Juan Antonio Lopez, Production Manager
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Carefully managed groups and pens designed to minimize aggression and support a calm atmosphere.

About the farm

  • 3,900 sows using Nedap ESF at two locations
  • One site uses dynamic groups. The other uses static groups.
  • Farrow-to-wean operations integrated with Vall Companys Group

Results

Calm sows
Pens are designed to keep sows relaxed and comfortable.
More control
RFID allows management to treat each sow as an individual.
Consistent body condition
Software helps adjust rations based on needs of different genetics lines.
Andrea Rahn Farr
Andrea Rahn Farr
Dairy farmer
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"The most important thing for us is that all work is done efficiently."

About the farm

  • 460 cows
  • 460 youngstock
  • 7 milking robots

Results

Time saving
Not searching for cows. Just finding them.
Less stress
Not disturbing cows when searching for other cows
Improved welfare
Better cow health and farm management
Benjamin Kastner
Benjamin Kastner
Pig Farmer
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A year into the transition, the sows are producing more consistently.

About the farm

  • 350 sows
  • Multi-generation family farm
  • Grain grown and feed mixed on-farm

Nedap solutions

Results

"Tranquility"
Pen design promotes calm sows
More pigs per sow per year
Steady improvement from 23 psy since transitioning to ESF
Positive image
Neighbors and farmers who visit are "enthusiastic" about the system
Klaas Ane Jellema
Klaas Ane Jellema
Dairy Farmer
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"The work is now done much more quickly. We have been waiting for this for years."

About the farm

  • 400 dairy cows, over 330 are being milked by 5 robots
  • 250 youngstock
  • 120 dry cows and pregnant yearlings
  • 200 hectares of land
  • 3 full time employees

Results

- 100 hours per year
Time saved looking for cows to inseminate
Saving 2500 euros per year
Time saved looking for cows to inseminate
- 0.5 hours per day
Time saved looking for cows that haven't gone through robot
Bert Versteeg
Bert Versteeg
Dairy farmer
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"Two taps on my phone, and I see exactly where the cow is standing."

About the farm

  • 125 dairy cows
  • 100 calves
  • Run by Bert and Anja Versteeg and their son Robert

Results

23.5 months
First calving
1.4 times
Average number of inseminations for first-calf heifers
95%
Heat Detection accuracy
Dirk and Michael Schröder
Dirk and Michael Schröder
Dairy farmers
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"We would make the same investment again today."

About the farm

  • Dairy and crop farm
  • 500 dairy cows - 410 lactating animals - and 600 young stock (Holsteins and Canadian-Frisians)
  • Youngstock pastures at the end of the year
  • 10,000 kg per cow, with over 4% fat and 3.43% protein
  • 13 full-time employees
  • 1,000 hectares of land

Results

Reduced calving interval
From 400+ to 397 days
1 FTE labor savings
Fertility management done by 1 person instead of 2
Better work day
Elimination of a lot of hassles