www.progressivegenetics.ie Automatic Heat detection through activity monitoring for accurate, labour free heat detection. Summary 1. 80-90% Detection rates 2. Non cycling cows easily identified 3. More cows in calf 4. Decrease in calving interval 5. Low activity/sick cows identified 6. Substantially raising profits 7. Eliminates guess work 8. Eliminates work and hassle of heat detection In autumn 2007 in several dairy farmers around Ireland installed Heatime electronic heat detection system. Heatime has continued to gain popularity as more farmers hear how well it is performing in Irish herds. The system has been developed over a number of years in Israel and is in use worldwide with great success. Based on a movement monitoring neck collar the system identifies cows with increased movements and has shown to be at least 90% accurate at detecting cows in heat. Given that heat detection rates on most farms are far below this (60% average teagasc profit monitor farms) there is tremendous scope for achieving higher submission rates with the system. Fertility is becoming a major problem on the Dairy farm and as herds increase in size and the farm workload grows, the farmer has less time to spend watching his cows for signs of heat. Given that heat detection is a key profit driver on dairy farms accuracy is vital. Farmers have been using stock bulls has been proven to solve the problem but this in itself creates other problems and loss of profit. The HEATIME system consists of …
Took a quick trip to the salebarn with my boyfriend Zach who is a beef farmer. He sold a cow who lost her calf. When beef cows loose a calf you need to find them a new one (if they will take it) and if not they need to get sold. If they dont have a calf they get fat and possilby wont breed back by the next year (beef cows all get bred within the same couple months). It is also too expensive to feed her the entire year with out having a calf to raise and sell off of her. You would end up loosing money on her. *On a side note, I will be trying to do a vidoe every monday!
I started as a hobby with 2 cows after moving to a small farm in Orkney 2005. I do have a lot to learn & am not too proud to accept advice. I am not as experienced as some & a few are critical for whatever their reasons although being English does not help! I do my best to put the welfare & health of my cows first. In 4 years I have only lost 1 calf due to inexperience & a missed diagnosis for a strain of fluke, I should have drenched the calf in the very first place. We use Closemectine as standard on every cow, our current stock is now 110 including stores and calves due, last years calving rate was 120%. I have to rent land for grazing and winter feed I also buy barley and other feed, all without the help of any grants or single farm payouts, not an easy thing to do. If you have anything helpful to say please feel free to comment. Charolais Bull Calf. Lazy girl my white Simmy stopped pushing after a short while so a bit of hands on encouragement and then the help of the calving machine popped out a nice calf.The Ai bull was THRUNTON UNSTOPPABLE from Genus.
me singing “Ole McDonald had a Farm” and ‘Blueberry Hill’ to our cows. Our white cow, “BABY,” was the SHOWSTOPPER with that confused look she gave me. They had heard me sing before but hadn’t heard me play the accordion, I think it surprised the MOO out of her and probably the rest of the cows too. Some more of our herd came up while I was playing Blueberry Hill and slammed my accordion case shut in the back of Hal’s truck. That was what the confusion was about. lol This video is #1 of a musical series with our cows. New ones to be posted later. ~Joan~down on the farm in rural La. USA
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Frequent feeding results in an increased feed intake and higher milk production. In addition, frequent feeding has a positive effect on the cow’s health. However, labour is often a limiting factor and that is why feed pushing is often limited to three times a day. The Lely Juno feedpusher offers you the ultimate solution.
1. Thrulane James Rose EX-97 (Shoremar James x Krull Elegant Rose-ET), Ferme Pierre Boulet Inc., Montmagny, QC 2. Bingland Leduc Nancy-ET EX-96 (Lystel Leduc), Elmvue, Johnstown, NY 3. Eskdale Stormatic Legend-ET EX-92 (Comestar Stormatic), Deaver, Judd, Hovden & York, Edgerton, WI
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Proven technology in a fresh design; Lely introduces the Lely Astronaut A3 Next automatic milking system. Three and a half years after introducing the Lely Astronaut A3 milking robot, Lely now launches a new automatic milking system: the Lely Astronaut A3 Next. With this new robot, Lely has succeeded in further improving the Lely Astronaut A3, which to today’s date has remained one of the most sophisticated milking systems in the market place. The best visible difference is the new and fresh design. Yet, it’s not all about good looks; cleaning and servicing will be easier and by using the most sustainable materials Lely continues to guarantee the longest life span and therefore a higher trade-in value than other systems. In addition to these improvements, the robot’s management system – Lely T4C, Time 4 Cows – has been further advanced and it now includes dynamic feeding and milking. This is effected by taking into account the individual animals’ response (in terms of milk production) to the concentrate provided or milk intervals. Consequently, individual cow health will increase, while concentrate costs are reduced and robot utilisation will be optimised. In this new robot Lely mounted the milk quality sensor system in the unique Astronaut arm, resulting in faster and even more accurate detection and measuring of the milk flow. Also perfected is the milk quality control system, which was already the first available on-line method to determine the somatic cell count per …
‘Supporting Better Dairy’, a collaboration between leading animal welfare charities Compassion in World Farming, and the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), along with ice-cream company Ben & Jerry’s, has today launched a campaign to improve standards for dairy cows across Europe. Actress Joanna Lumley is supporting the launch of this unique partnership which sees NGOs and companies working together with the public to influence European Union (EU) policy to make European cows happy cows. Specific EU regulations already safeguard other farm animals, but dairy cows have no such protection, meaning that welfare standards vary greatly across the EU, with some suffering from poor health, inadequate housing and lack of access to pasture. Compassion in World Farming patron Joanna Lumley added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for people to speak up for our hard-working dairy cows and send a direct message to Brussels that they need our protection. It’s our chance to say we don’t want to see our cows forced indoors, unable to graze in the summer fields, and to ask the EU to give them the protection they deserve. Other farm animals have specific laws, designed to guarantee a minimum welfare standard for them. Dairy cows don’t. If you believe they should, please sign the Citizens’ Initiative and help make that happen.” Suzi Morris, UK Director of the World Society for the Protection of Animals explained: “We cannot assume that the needs of dairy cows are being put …
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I got to steal my wonderful neighbor/sister for the day to help me move and vaccinate some heifers before they got turned out with our bull. Vaccination programs are very important in every cattle operation. They ensure proper health for all animals and protect against viruses and diseases. It was the most beautiful November day, as a year ago at this time there was snow on the ground. It’s always a great feeling to have a very fun but productive day. Also the 5 hour energy shots REALLY do work and we happen to be in love with Katy Perry at the moment.
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Seifert Farms making 1st cutting hay (alfalfa) on May 20th, 2009 in Southern MN. We cut 100 acres of hay and chopped it as alfalfa haylage in less than 36 hours, at about 355 tons in a 250 ft. silage bag. Definitely a little windy though, up to 50 mph winds, amazingly the moisture, which is critical, never got any lower than 55%, most averaging 60%. Alfalfa was about 175 RFV. Also enjoy a little Slipknot while we get our work done…I know we did
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See how technology and broadband help this South Dakota Dairy Farm.
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