“Higher submission rates, higher conception rates, less time down in the field watching.”
Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
About the farm
- 166 dairy cows
- Spring calving based
- Grazing system
“It doesn't miss a cow that's bulling. Every cow that is in heat is picked up.”
John Phelan doesn’t mince his words when asked what he thinks is the biggest benefit of Nedap CowControl. “It doesn’t miss a cow that’s bulling. Every cow that is in heat is picked up.” John is running a 166-dary cows farm in Thurles, county Tipperary, but planning to go to maybe 190 or 200. He is aware of the effects of good fertility on the farm’s profitability. “The more cows you calf, the sooner, the better.”
“Whatever way you look at it, it's more profit.”
John estimates the investment in the system paid for itself within two to three years. “Mainly because you’re getting more cows in calf earlier.” Improved fertility results are significant on John’s farm. “Conception rates are up, last year we came close to 70% first service. This year is looking better already. More compact calving equals more milk in the tank.”
“Higher submission rates, higher conception rates, more cows calving earlier, more compact calving, higher milk solids per hectare. Whatever way you look at it, it’s more profit. And less work, you don’t have to go watch the cows. It takes care of it, watching them all day, every day.”Learn more about Nedap CowControl ›
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