In addition to highly accurate heat detection and monitoring, the SCR Heatime Pro system also can be used as an extremely effective tool to manage heat stress of dairy cows.
The NEW Heat Stress Application
Gain Real-time insight into how your groups are coping in warm temperatures, and leverage that knowledge to make more effective heat abatement decisions. The application displays the current status and 48 hour trend of panting, rumination and eating, all in five minute resolution. By providing a clear picture of the group’s heat stress trend, the application enables you to see immediately if a group is getting overheated and to easily analyze the effectiveness of your heat abatement strategies. With this real time insight available to you at anytime and anywhere, you can cool cows only when really needed, saving water, energy and labor.
Ken Vandeburgt of Dewdney, BC, uses Heatime on all 3 of his dairy farms. Recently, he installed Heatime Pro at his home dairy farm where he milks 550 cows and houses all of his dry cows. In terms of managing his dairies, Ken likes to keep his pencil sharp, and has been very happy with his investment in the Heatime system because of its monitoring capabilities, not only for heat detection but for the health and well-being of his cows.
Ken says “We installed the Heatime Activity system at both of our satellite farms, as we knew we needed to do a better job with heat detection. We have been extremely satisfied with our pregnancy rates at both of these facilities. This helped us to quickly identify that our satellite dairies were out performing our home herd reproductively and we soon decided to invest in a Heatime Pro system with rumination collars at our home dairy.
At first, I was hesitant that we wouldn’t receive any extra value with the rumination information, but now it is a tool that we wouldn’t manage our dairy without. The rumination information has helped us with the early detection of sick cows. Also, the Heat Stress Application of the program has helped us identify that our cows were showing increased panting and heat stress every time they entered the holding area. Since we milk 3x, this meant some of our cows were panting for 4 to 5 hours a day. This initiated our decision to install fans in the holding area, and we were able to dramatically decrease Heat Stress. The investment to cool our cows resulted in being able to maintain normal milk production levels this summer. We would highly recommend the Heatime Pro system to any fellow dairymen. The only way to improve something on your farm is to measure it.”
Heatime PRO Panting Monitoring gives you an accurate number to help you make positive changes to keep your cows cool, and ensure the investments to you make to cool your cows pay for themselves.
Take advantage of our whole herd pricing, and 0% financing offers! Contact us for a demo or consultation on how Heatime Pro can work for you!