Nedap CowControl - Reproduction Management

The new standard for controlled reproduction

Nedap presents its new software module Reproduction Management at EuroTier 2018. The module – which won a EuroTier Innovation Award – helps dairy farmers to be in total control of the reproduction on their farm.

Sensor data, fertility protocols and reproduction strategies are uniquely combined and integrated within one intelligent system. It automatically generates hands-on work lists on which all cows appear that either need to undergo a fertility check, (treatment) action or can be inseminated. They appear at the right time with the information needed to make the best decisions. Prescribed diagnoses, treatments and (follow-up) protocols can be registered directly and easily via smartphone while standing with the cow. An interactive analysis tool measures the effects of reproduction management and provides extensive insight into the fertility problems and reproductive performance of the herd.

Getting cows pregnant in a controlled way within an optimal time window

Through the Reproduction Management module, dairy farmers automatically focus on the cows that need attention, without disturbing the routine of other animals with unnecessary and costly checks and treatments. They get insight into fertility problems early in lactation, so that they can be remedied before the start of the insemination period. Cow behavior with respect to reproduction is now monitored throughout the entire cycle. Complex and time-consuming administrative activities on paper and in multiple systems are eliminated. A smart analysis tool establishes the relationship between registered diagnoses, (treatment) actions and sensor data. Based on this, it shows clear reports on the effect of fertility protocols on animal behavior and on the fertility problems and reproductive performance of the herd.

As a result, dairy farmers get their cows pregnant in a fully controlled way within a time window that is optimal for them. Nedap Reproduction Management helps them to reduce the number of days open and shift the Voluntary Waiting Period flexibly. At the same time, the chance of errors decreases drastically. Together this ensures increased profitability.

Integrated with Nedap Health Monitoring and Cow Positioning

Nedap Reproduction Management is part of Nedap CowControl and therefore integrated with Health monitoring and optional Cow Positioning. It is the first application that is offered within Nedap’s new cloud platform. The software module can be added to existing Nedap CowControl systems and is expected to be released in the first half of 2019.