2015-06-29   facebook twitter rss

MooMonitor Shortlisted for Prince Philip Award

Just as technology is revolutionising our lives on a daily basis through the internet, social media, smartphones, Twitter, WhatsApp, YouTube, and so on, technology can also change the lives of cows.

What does every farmer want? Easy, accurate heat detection, more calves at the right time, healthy cows and the best genetics possible.

Dairymaster MooMonitor+

Dairymaster MooMonitor+

The MooMonitor+ allows farmers detect heats with ease, through advanced data analysis. It can also monitor a cow’s daily behaviour and accurately identifies specific types of behaviour such as heat, feeding, rumination and wellness, resting, head position and restlessness. The system makes life easier for the farmer and improves the fertility and health status of each cow.

Unique Features
Designed for both indoors and outdoors and with up to 3,000 metres range in optimal conditions cows can be monitored anywhere around the farm. The system sends back information 4 to 8 times more often than many other devices - monitoring cow’s real time. Shorter feedback intervals give more precise information about the onset of heat allowing you to inseminate cows at the right time.

Easy installation & operation is key for many farmers. Non-invasive collars are simply attached to the cow’s neck by use of a quick release buckle system of high durable quality. To assign or alter cow records, simply swipe your compatible smartphone over the tags and you immediately update records. No more need for paper trails, reminders or long distance walks back to the office.

Like Facebook the easy-to-use MooMonitor+ software is cloud based and accessible from anywhere in the world on an unlimited number of devices (mobile, tablet, desktop) connected to the internet via a secure login. So you, your employees, vet, breeder and nutritionist can all have secure up to the minute access to farm information allowing for informed and timely decisions.

Dairymaster have also much increased battery life, extended warranty and you receive regular software updates so you always have the latest technology.

Benefits of behaviour monitoring
Rumination data gives the farmer a great indication of animal welfare. Cows love to ruminate, it tells us how the cow is feeling and reflects their digestive performance. It can also enhance heat detection accuracy even further and indicates when a cow is getting sick. The system pushes Health Alerts so this allows early intervention, reduced antibiotic usage and better recovery rates.

Resting time is also associated with health and welfare of your herd. Increased resting allows up to 30% greater blood flow through the udder which can increase milk yield, because 400-500 litres of blood need to pass through the udder to produce 1 litre of milk. Resting also relieves pressure on the cow’s feet resulting in less lameness and better claw health. However excessive resting time can indicate that there might health issues. The MooMonitor+ system monitors resting allowing you to react with appropriate measures.

Production is directly linked to feeding and by measuring feeding times, intakes can be estimated. This allows diets to be optimised helping you to establish higher production and feed efficiency.

By monitoring health and wellness as well as heat detection you are more informed about your cows. The MooMonitor+ technology is extremely labour saving enhancing quality of life. Improved productivity and cow health can be achieved as a result of better data management. If you want healthier cows pregnant sooner contact Dairymaster for more information.


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