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Kansas State University recently published research in The American Journal of Dairy Science showing 88.6% Accurate Identification of Estrus with the MooMonitor.
Many heats are missed because nearly 70% of activity is at night…
Research shows that the majority of heats start between 8.00 pm and 6.00 am when the farmer should be asleep! Manual heat detection is time consuming and can have variable accuracy.
A vital job on farm is to recognise when a cow is on-heat as successful heat detection can significantly alter profits.
Missing a heat means you lose out on three weeks milk production...
Each missed heat results in a loss of three weeks milk production in a spring calving system. Taking this into account if a cow is producing 26 litres of milk a day during breeding season and taking a milk price of .29 cent a litre every missed heat costs you up to €160. If you miss 10 heats during a breeding season this will cost you €1,583 on milk production alone, this does not take into account insemination costs, labour and veterinary costs.
Not having accurate heat detection is costing you more money than you think!
Independent scientific research estimates a missed heat to cost up to €250 and upwards and this can happen with each cow every 3 weeks.
Heat detection is such an issue on farms, Esslemont and Kossaibati concluded that poor heat detection was the main reason for the estimated £200 million per year lost by the UK dairy industry from missed heats.
Senger estimated that the U.S. dairy industry looses more than $300 million annually due to failure and/or misdiagnosis of estrus. This is expensive, time consuming and affects animal welfare, therefore accurate heat detection and the correct timing of insemination is essential on farm in order to ensure that cows calf sooner and come back into milk quicker.
You cannot be with your cows 24/7, so you need to use the available tools to ensure that all cows in heat are identified for service. Dairymaster's MooMonitor system is the ultimate management tool that gives you accurate information at your fingertips.
By using the software and checking the data it is easy to identify a cow showing no heat and this indicates to me that something is wrong so I draft the cow and get veterinary intervention much faster. I feel it has proved to be a fantastic management tool on farm. The whole system seems to work better, now cows are calving sooner and back into milk production quicker. I would definitely recommend the system especially if there is a shortage of labour on farm." Ivan Tanner
Accurate Heat Detection can significantly alter profits on
The Dairymaster MooMonitor has been scientifically proven to work both on pasture and where cows are housed. Cows on pasture have a much greater variation in activity compared to cows indoors. Cows on pasture are the most challenging from an automated heat detection viewpoint. The Dairymaster MooMonitor has been scientifically proven to work where cows are out on pasture!
"As I milk all year round heat detection was proving to be a time consuming job, since I installed the MooMonitor all of that has changed. The MooMonitor is very accurate, submission rates have increased to over 90% with far less time involved checking them. I find the system works equally well where cows are housed or out on pasture and I really like the idea that the system is working when I'm not." Francis Walsh
Leading AI companies choose Dairymaster...
Select Sires the leading AI Company in the USA, Genes Diffusion the leading AI Company in France, Cogent, WorldWide Sires & Dairy Daughters the leading AI Company in the UK and Genetics Australia the leading AI company in Australia all choose Dairymaster because of our unparalleled accuracy and measurement sensing. Dairymaster are also one of the leaders in cutting edge technology providing advanced solutions to farmers worldwide everyday.
Features of the MooMonitor
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