Sunday, February 26, 2017
How to use modern dairy heat detection systems .
Modern heat detection systems, which monitor cow movement and activity levels, do work according to the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise’s (CAFRE) Dr David Mackey. Increasing numbers of farmers will now inseminate cows on the back of the data they are picking up from their heat detection systems, he said. “But it is also important to use the traditional method of observing cows throughout the day.”Mackey confirmed that heat detection rates are traditionally higher in exclusively spring calving herds than on units where cows are calving the year round. more