With the breeding coming to an end on many Spring Calving herds it will soon be time to put your Moocall HEAT collar away for another season.
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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!).
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.
While running your farm and making sure you get the most out of it as a business as possible is important, it is also important not to overload yourself.
Managing a work/life balance is something many people struggle with, however with farmers it can be even more difficult as there is always something else you can be doing.
Part-time farmers in particular find it difficult to get a break, as most of their down time is spent in what is essentially a second job.
While it might seem like a necessary evil, it can actually have some drawbacks that will make you question whether it is worth it.
One of the biggest deterrents farmers have before investing in a teaser bull is the price of bringing one in.
But from a business perspective, it is wrong to look at it in that way. This isn’t sinking your money into something. Think of it as a deposit on an even bigger saving down the line.
Teaser Bulls - bulls who undergo a vasectomy procedure to render them effectively sterile - are commonly used in heat detection. Although they cannot impregnate any of the cattle, they can still pick up heats just as well as any stock bull.