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Feeding cows or heifers at night to offset to a daytime calving

2021-03-02T14:31:45+00:00October 15, 2020|Calving|

The Moocall Calving Sensor can greatly reduce the amount of time spent watching cows in the run up to calving, meaning you only have to be present as calving is taking place.  This is fantastic news for farmers, but even when using a Moocall Calving sensor, nighttime calvings do take their toll, with some broken sleep or lack of sleep inevitable.

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Colostrum Management – Ensuring the best start possible to a newborn calf’s life.

2021-03-02T14:31:45+00:00October 8, 2020|Calving|

Colostrum, or what it is most commonly known as ‘beestings’, [...]

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How to prepare your Moocall Calving Sensor before calving season begins

2021-03-02T14:31:46+00:00October 1, 2020|Calving|

With calving season approaching, here's three of the key methods to prepare your Moocall Calving Sensor in advance of using the system.

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Prevention is Better than Cure! – How to Prevent Disease/Infections After Calving

2021-03-02T14:31:46+00:00September 24, 2020|Calving|

As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure so here are some tips to help prevent common problems affecting newborn calves.

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How to guarantee top performance with your Moocall Calving Sensor

2021-03-02T14:31:50+00:00July 24, 2018|Calving|

How to ensure top performance with the Moocall Calving Sensor.

1: Fly spray on tail

2: Get red rubber

3: Make sure it is adjusted correctly

4: Give your cow a break after a few days

And more!

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Pete’s Moocall Calving Sensor story

2021-03-02T14:31:51+00:00July 20, 2018|Calving|

Peter Germon from Greenhaven Speckle Park in Australia thinks the Moocall Calving Sensor is "a wonderful thing".

Mr Germon took to Facebook to tell his story about how he used Moocall on his heifer, who successfully gave birth to a bull calf.

He explained what having a Moocall calving sensor means to him on a video he posted on his profile.

He said: "This little heifer here, through us using Moocalls, which is a birth detection, or a calving detection device...

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When to attach the Moocall Calving Sensor

2021-03-02T14:31:51+00:00July 3, 2018|Calving|

Timing is key when it comes to attaching your Moocall sensor.

A broad rule of thumb with the sensor should attach it 10 days max before your cow's due date.

Most farmers look for the following physical signs before attaching the calving sensor:

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How to prevent navel Infections – a leading cause of calf deaths

2021-03-02T14:31:52+00:00June 27, 2018|Calving|

Navel infections are among the biggest threats to a newborn calf in their first few hours. In some parts of the world it accounts for over 1 in 5 of all preweaning deaths related to disease.

The navel is the remnant of the umbilical cord, a tube like structure that connects the unborn calf and the dam so that the calf has access to the dam’s blood supply.

Generally, the way to prevent navel infection is to dip or spray the naval soon after the calf has been born. If a navel infection takes hold, it can lead to liver problems, joint ill, respiratory disease and even death.

If you don’t look for navel infections you will find them too late. Even when your calf has been treated, it is pivotal that you perform a navel examination on the calf.

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