Cow nutrition is key for a successful dairy. Improve herd performance with in-depth insights in eating and rumination time from our Nutrition module.
Good nutrition is vital to a herd’s performance. It also accounts for the largest portion of the variable costs on dairy farms. Monitoring your cows closely and adjusting your ration and management in time, is key to successful feed and transition management.
CowManager’s ear sensors measure the eating, rumination, activity and ear temperature of your cows. The smart Nutrition module algorithm gives you insights into the behavior of individual cows as well as groups. Alerts help you to focus on the right cow at the right time, notifying you when:
The data allows you to approach herd management in a preventive, proactive and precise manner.
The transition period is the primary risk period where 75% of all adult cow disease events occur. Thanks to the Nutrition module, you can identify these 'at-risk cows' days or even weeks before they become clinically sick. Receive alerts when dry cows show decreased eating and rumination behavior and are at risk of becoming sick after calving. Early intervention prevents losses and results in a healthier herd.
Heat stress has a negative impact on cow health. It leads to increased susceptibility to diseases, impairs reproduction and reduces milk production. Cows that suffer from heat stress start panting, they have decreased eating and rumination time and they spend less time laying down. Ear temperature and eating behavior are perfect parameters to identify heat stress in an early stage. The Nutrition module provides alerts when heat stress is expected. This way, heat stress can be prevented by improving your heat abatement strategy.
Cows are creatures of habit. They perform best when every day follows a routine pattern. A balanced diet and optimized and consistent feed management will help your herd perform. The Nutrition module also has a comparison function, which makes it easy to compare certain groups of cows or time frames with each other. This allows you to evaluate the impact of ration changes and feed management in a fact-based and quick manner. The Nutrition module provides you with the tools to take your feed and transition management to the next level.