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The MooMonitor+ fertility and health monitor system is now available in Ontario

Published on 30 December 2015

The Dairymaster MooMonitor+ is a wireless wearable sensor that allows farmers to detect individual cow heats and health events with ease through advanced data analysis.

It monitors cows on a daily basis and identifies specific types of behavior, such as feeding, rumination, resting time and different types of activity intensity. These features can aid in detecting heats, monitoring feeding and rumination patterns, monitoring cow welfare and managing the health status of your farm.

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It is a cloud-based system, and the mobile app allows two-way interaction with the system, which removes the need to go back to the computer. When the system detects sick cows, it will send an immediate notification directly to your phone. The system can also be integrated to have two-way communication with many herd management programs that are currently on-farm.

Whether you are in a tiestall, freestall or use a robot, the MooMonitor+ can monitor cows anywhere around the farm within a 3,000-metre range in optimal conditions. The system sends back information four to eight times more often than many other devices on the market today – monitoring cows in real time. Shorter feedback intervals give more precise information about the onset of heat, allowing you to inseminate cows at the right time.

The better the heat detection, the more animals will be presented for artificial insemination (A.I.) and the quicker animals will be pregnant. The result of this is shorter calving intervals, which saves money in the areas of reduced culling rates, labour and the number of animals you need to re-inseminate.

This product is now available in Ontario through Greenoak Dairy Equipment (1-866-539-3497), the Dairymaster distributor in Ontario, as well as from Foundation Genetics (519-291-9916).  PD

—From Greenoak Equipment North America Inc. news release

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