Improve reproduction results and increase labor efficiency

Outstanding dairy cow heat detection

Nedap Heat Detection catches the heats of millions of cows every day and helps dairy farmers worldwide to improve reproduction results and labor efficiency. It automatically monitors the activity and tracks the signs of heat – such as sniffing, chin resting, mounting and standing heat – of all cows 24/7.

Nedap Heat Detection gives you a clear view of all cows in heat – anytime and anywhere – and supports effective insemination with the highest chance of conception. Find out what the best-in-class solution for heat detection in cattle can mean for your reproduction results.

Optimal insemination moment

Both the Smarttag Neck and Leg detect cows in natural heat with outstanding accuracy. The system alerts on a cow in heat, presents a real-time overview of all cows in heat and shows the optimal insemination moment. It can be viewed in a user-friendly way on your PC, tablet and smartphone.

Nedap Heat Detection - Optimal insemination moment

Find cows with fertility problems

Nedap Heat Detection delivers valuable information to identify fertility problems.  The system provides insights on cows that are not cycling to help you be more in control and act earlier.

Improve reproduction management

Insight in the estrous cycle of each cow supplemented with calendar data helps you improve your reproduction management.

Boost reproduction results

Nedap Heat Detection helps to improve reproduction results drastically.  Timely detection and effective insemination lead to higher conception rates and shorter calving intervals. Missing cows in heat and breeding cows that are not in heat result in economic loss because of extended calving intervals and additional expenses.

Nedap Heat Detection helps you improve reproduction efficiency and effectiveness, and thus production and profitability.

Increase labor efficiency

Automated heat detection reduces labor associated with observation and procedures and increases detection rates at the same time.  Less time needs to be spent on detecting heats by you or your team.

Two or three times of visual observation per day can now be replaced by automatically monitoring your cow’s reproductive status on PC, tablet or smartphone in ten minutes.  This saves time for other management activities.

The benefits at a glance:

  • Increased heat detection rates
  • Increased submission rates (reduced missed heats)
  • Increased conception rates (better timing of AI)
  • Increased pregnancy rates
  • Shorter calving intervals
  • More days in milk
  • More milk per cow
  • Reduction of fertility / insemination costs
  • Peace of mind with more control over your herd's reproduction

Success stories

Thousands of Nedap Heat Detection users worldwide are convinced of the value it brings to their business. Read their stories.

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


- 100 hours per year
Time saved looking for cows to inseminate
Bert Versteeg
Dairy farmer
Read Bert's story
"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


23.5 months
First calving
Eric Bonnot
Beef cattle farmer
Read Eric's story
"It saves me a lot of time, and I never miss a single heat cycle any more."

About the farm

  • Beef cattle farm in the Burgundy region of France
  • 65 hectares of grassland for grazing cows
  • 85 cows and 85 youngstock (Charolais)
  • Also 60 hectares of tillable land


Improved fertility rates
All heat cycles detected
Per and Laila Rytter
Dairy farmers
Read their story
“The right insemination time leads to greater success."

About the farm

  • 205 cows, 220 female youngstock and 80 bulls
  • Some of the youngstock are sold after calving
  • Average production 10.220 kg milk with 3.98% fat and 3.37% protein
  • 240 hectares of land under maize, grass and cereals
  • 3 full-time employees
  • Using Nedap for youngstock and dairy cows since 2013


65% of heifers
Inseminated in first heat

Fully integrated with Health Monitoring and Cow Positioning

Combination is key. Nedap COWcontrol ™ is always equipped with the combination of Heat Detection and Health Monitoring and can be extended with Cow Positioning. Reproduction results are highly dependent on the health and condition of the cow. Being able to get optimal grip on herd health with Nedap Health Monitoring means being able to maximize reproduction results even further than with heat detection alone. Adding Cow Positioning allows you to save even more time and increase efficiency further.

Proactive individual health management for early detection of health issues and intensive monitoring of transition cows and post-treatment recovery.

Locate cows that need attention or treatment quickly and easily. View their real-time position on your barn map with one click on PC, tablet or smartphone.

Measure and evaluate the impact of feeding, milking and housing strategies on herd performance.