You may have noticed the section on your Moocall Breedmanager App called "Heat Exclusion Zones" and wondered what does this feature do?
What to be looking out for when going through your cattle? Click here to read our article on that.
Heat detection is just as important at the end of the season as it is at its peak.
There are a few reasons for this which this blog will go into (buckle up!).
While good weather can be of huge benefit for farmers, it can also be a roadblock if it hangs around for too long or is too intense.
It can make heat detection and breeding more difficult in myriad ways, and here are just a few of them:
Bulls - specifically vasectomised bulls for the purposes of this article - are the best heat detectors out there. They even catch silent heats that you would miss with systems without them.
Here we will talk about the merits of keeping a vasectomised bull on your operation.
Despite being so simple to use, the Moocall HEAT sensor is designed in a very sophisticated way.
It took hundreds of hours of careful testing tweaking and painstaking redesign to make sure you get the best heat detection experience technology can offer.
Almost 50 dairy farms were involved in testing the Moocall HEAT system throughout development.
Because you see the visual signs of heat does not necessarily mean you have to AI them then and there.
Sometimes they may be coming on, and thus not ready to be bred yet, and sometimes they are just after heat and you are too late.
With each missed heat costing a dairy farmer €250 and a suckler farmer €149, it is vital that you not only know the signs of heat, but what stage of it they're at.