“With the implementation of CowManager we are much more flexible. In general, it is good to have an extra pair of eyes in the barn."
The Tibke family owns a family-farm with 220 cows in Deinstedt (Niedersachsen, Germany). Henry and his sons installed CowManager together with representative Holger Wegner in the spring of 2017.
The main reason to start with CowManager were the flexibility and the labour-saving features of the system. During the harvest season, all family-members are always very busy, so they needed someone who could pay attention to the herd during those peak times. Henry's son Matthias: “With the implementation of CowManager we are much more flexible. In general, it is good to have an extra pair of eyes in the barn.” The German family started up with the module Fertility and the modules Health and Nutrition as a trial. After only two months they decided that these additional modules made their system more complete. “The Health module allows us to perform early treatments. With the hourly graph we can monitor these treatments and check whether the treatment is adequate”, says Matthias. “The module Nutrition allows us to monitor and, if necessary, optimize the effect of a ration change.”
Matthias Tibke – Deinstedt, Germany