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Automated heat detection & health monitoring

Detecting cows on heat has become increasingly difficult over the past few decades. Herd sizes have increased, the availability of skilled labour has decreased and there is evidence that cows are having shorter heats and their heats are of lower intensity.

The use of collars to detect heats and also to monitor animal behaviour has advanced significantly in the last 2-3 years, to also include health monitoring by tracking rumination and/or eating activity, enabling earlier identification of animal illness.

NMR now offers the two market leading heat detection & health monitoring systems, to support the differing system and data connectivity requirements that farmers typically have:

Afimilk Silent Herdsman

SCR Heatime
How does it work?
Detection of oestrus and other health-related conditions is automated via a neck collar. Data is transmitted back to the farm PC, alerts are also generated to indicate there are changes in normal behaviour. Despite different farming practices across the world, cows’ patterns can be deployed globally.

These alerts represent activity patterns related to, but not confined to, oestrus, rumination and eating. The advanced software has the capability to be trained to capture individual only meaningful data, which will be downloaded when a cow enters the receiving area of the base station, located either within a field, or within the milking parlour/cow sheds. The alerts indicate that the cow is in oestrus and/or, there is a decline in their eating and/or rumination levels, allowing the user to schedule that cow for treatment.
What are the benefits?
Saves you more time than everSaves You More Time Than Ever
  • Manage daily tasks and still keep an eye on your herd while on the go
  • Make breeding decisions quickly and effectively 
  • Spot changes in behaviour regardless of your location
  • Obtain early indicators of animal health
  • Reduce errors and manage your herd more accurately 
Saves you moneySaves You More Money
  • Maximise successful insemination programmes
  • Cut your bills for both vet visits and drug hormones
  • Enjoy better milk yields through lower calving indexes
  • Improve operational efficiency and gain stronger margins
  • Reduce labour costs and free up staff for other essential tasks
  • Gain better all-round farm performance and intelligence 
Contributes to healthier and better performing cowsBetter Performing Cows
  • Identify sickness and determine required response or treatment earlier than through observation
  • Reduce the impact on milk production due to sickness
  • Access greater health related real-time information around calving and transition
  • Corroborates the accuracy of oestrus detection
  • Gain greater all round intelligence on animal health and performance, enabling the farmer to make informed adjustments to optimise yields
  • Profit from sizeable financial benefits made possible by enabling faster corrective actions and minimising impack on yields and quality