Improve your bottom line

Maximize dairy herd performance and farm efficiency

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?

Know your cow

Let your SmartTags show you more than the most expert eye can see. Day and night.

Our advanced SmartTags identify each cow and keep track of her signs of heat, position, eating, rumination, standing, lying, walking and inactive behavior 24/7. This provides the most precise and complete information about the fertility, health, well-being and nutritional status of individual cows and groups. Supplemented by their exact location in the barn.

Control your herd

Let technology serve you instead of the other way around.

Nedap CowControl cleverly turns SmartTag data into real-time and relevant alerts, to-do lists, reports and barn maps to help manage and control your herd. These actionable insights are easy to understand and presented on PC, tablet and smartphone. Nedap CowControl also integrates with your farm automation systems and dairy management programs. As a result, you and your team automatically focus on the right cows, at the right time, with the right treatment.

Improve your dairy

Make data-driven decisions to improve your bottom line.

With Nedap CowControl you can also improve farm management at the tactical and strategic levels, using behavior insights of your groups and entire herd. They show you how external factors and management decisions influence the herd’s performance. A tool for you and advisors to evaluate the impact of (changed) feeding strategies, housing conditions and milking procedures. So you can make confident choices to continuously improve your bottom line.


Nedap CowControl combines an unmatched range of features in a single and highly advanced, yet easy-to-use system.

Nedap ISO


Proven electronic ISO compliant cow identification in all your automated systems such as milking, feeding and sorting & routing equipment.

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Heat Detection

Highly accurate heat detection with advice for the optimal insemination moment, as well as reproduction insights.

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Cow Locating

Locate cows needing attention or treatment quickly and easily. See and follow their real-time position on your barn map.

Eating and rumination

Eating, Rumination & Inactive behavior

Proactive, individual health management for early detection of health issues and intensive monitoring of transition cows and post-treatment recovery with the Smarttag Neck.

Standing and lying

Standing, Lying & Walking behavior

Get proactive, individual health management for early detection of health issues, intensive monitoring of fresh cows and post-treatment recovery support with the Smarttag Leg.

Herd Performance Trends

Chart the behavior patterns of your groups and entire herd to evaluate the impact of management decisions on herd performance and make improvements.

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Integration & Connection

Easily connect Nedap CowControl to your farm automation systems and dairy management programs thanks to advanced integration applications.

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Flexibility in SmartTags and Features

Choose the SmartTag Neck or Leg with the features fitting your dairy farm management style.

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Real-time information on all devices for multiple users

All team members have access to real-time and relevant insights fitting everyone's needs.

The benefits at a glance

  • Improved reproduction results
  • Better cow health and a more productive and sustainable herd
  • Increased labor efficiency and effectiveness
  • Improved farm management
  • Saving on labor, fertility and medical treatment costs
  • Work pleasure and peace of mind
  • Vital element for animal-friendly and sustainable production
  • Proven technology

Success stories

Thousands of Nedap CowControl users worldwide are convinced of the value it brings to their businesses. Read their stories.

Brian Mooney
Dairy farmer
Read Brian's story
"It’s not how it changes it, it‘s how it keeps things the same."

About the farm

  • 220 dairy cows
  • Spring calving based
  • Grazing
  • 100 hectares of land


Saving labor
More cows with the same amount of labor
Carl Carlson
Farm owner
Read the Carlson's story ›
“It has increased our pregnancy rate from 25% to 33%.”

About the farm

  • Multi-generation family farm since 1896
  • 1800 cows
  • GEA CowScout, powered by Nedap, for heat detection and health monitoring


25% › 33%
Increased pregnancy rate
Alex Borst
Herd manager
Read Alex's story
"Health monitoring no longer based on feeling, but on facts"

About the farm

  • 400 dairy and calving cows
  • 350 youngstock
  • 4 production groups
  • 11.300 kg of milk per cow
  • 250 hectares of land
  • 5 full-time employees


+2 liters of milk
During first 60 days in lactation
Klaas Ane Jellema
Dairy Farmer
Read his story
"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

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
Wytske and Rienk Sijbrandij
Dairy farmers
Read Wytske and Rienk's story
"It feels good to know that we have fertility and health under control, and to see that reflected in the results."

About the farm

  • 170 dairy and calving cows
  • Implemented Nedap COWcontrol™ through CRV Ovalert


Clear overview
All data linked in one program