Explore the functionality of Heat Detection and Health Monitoring
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The benefits of Nedap CowControl
Nedap CowControl™ is the all-in-one dairy herd monitoring and management system. It helps to maximize herd performance and farm efficiency by boosting reproduction results, cow health, labor efficiency and farm management. You know these are the keys to improve production and profitability. How do you want to take control?
Fertility is critical to a farm’s success. Heat detection results that don’t meet your goals turn in to more time spent tracking, sorting and breeding cows, in addition to increased semen costs and lost time for you and your employees.
The worst-case scenario could be culling a cow due to reproductive problems. With herd sizes increasing daily and milk production on the rise, identifying cows in heat is more difficult and costly than ever. Especially in grazing situations.
Scott McKillop in Dederang VIC, Australia, reports a drastic improvement in submission rates, as well as first service conception rates. With a 400-cow herd, the cost savings quickly add up. “With this system you clearly get the optimal time to inseminate. So that just simplified the whole system significantly and really made a big difference to our time management and use of our labor on our farm.”
With farm scale increases on the rise, being able to monitor each animal is becoming increasingly more difficult. When herd managers and farm employees are stretched too thin, individual cow attention becomes more challenging. If you are not able to monitor your cows 24/7, you may be missing key critical cow health problems on your farm.
Nedap collars provide real-time insights on cow and herd health, enabling you to respond to a cow’s needs instantly. Morgan O’Sullivan in Killorglin, Ireland: “Recently enough, we had the vet out. We had three cows with pneumonia, and the system had picked up that the cows had high levels of inactivity, reduced grazing and reduced rumination. The system attention picked it up before we did ourselves. It allowed us to act that bit sooner and get the vet out. And they got back into full production again a lot quicker than they would have in an ordinary scenario.”
Increased labor costs and availability are causing dairy farms to do more with fewer employees. This means there are less employees to identify areas of concern.
Additionally, finding the right employees for the work on your dairy farm is not easy nowadays. The ideal combination of qualified, motivated and at the same time affordable staff sometimes seems to be inoperable.
“It definitely does free up time,” says Sheriden Williams in Yannathan VIC, Australia. “We don’t have to sit down the paddock and watch cows for 20-30 minutes and see who’s bulling these days. We can just do all that by the computer, which takes a couple of minutes. It allows us time with the kids or with the family.”
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Thousands of Nedap CowControl users worldwide are convinced of the value it brings to their businesses. Read their stories.
“Nedap CowControl is the cream on the cake”
“It‘s like a second set of eyes on the cows when we‘re off the farm.”
“I have learned to just 100% rely on the system.”