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Enhance labor efficiency
Cow Locating can help counter rising labor costs and minimize unpaid labor by reducing the amount of time that daily animal checks require. Labor costs continue to increase for dairy farmers. From 2008 to 2018, the cost of hired labor per cow increased from an average of $118 to $316 per year. Additional unpaid work logged by dairy farmers and family members averaged $28,668 in 2018 and carried additional opportunity costs.
“A lot of variables impact how much time dairy farmers spend on animal health checks in barns and free stalls each morning, but Cow Locating has cut time requirements in half for some producers,” says Bohnert. “Activity monitoring systems generate lists of animals in need of health checks, and Cow Locating enables you to find those cows’ exact locations with one simple click.”
Reducing time requirements for daily animal checks by just 20 minutes a day would add up to 121 hours in saved labor in one year. At a wage of $15 per hour, this would total nearly $1,815 in direct savings per year. And, in addition to reducing labor costs, cow locating provides more time for you to spend growing your business, going to see your kids play sports or perform at a recital.Discover Nedap CowControl with Cow Locating ›