Baraboo, Wis. - Electronically monitoring cows for heat detection can reduce labor, increase pregnancy rates, decrease days open and limit the need for hormone treatments. Now, with the new CowScout™S system, from GEA Farm Technologies, dairy producers can benefit from electronic activity monitors and receive more accurate breeding information, no matter where they are, via internet, smart phone or text messaging.
Accelerated Genetics has been a genetic and reproductive resource for over 70 years. Now with this unique alliance, producers can use an activity device and trust that their reproductive program will be fully supported with a knowledgeable ReproAdvisor™ from Accelerated Genetics.
“Producers can work with their local Accelerated Genetics representative when it comes to their breeding program and utilize our reproductive experts in regards to getting the best results from the CowScout activity monitoring system and assistance with other reproductive concerns,” says Gary Fassett, Accelerated Genetics Vice President-Sales & Communications.
“CowScout allows today’s dairies to simply use an internet connection to access heat detection data for their herd,” said Steve Pretz, GEA Farm Technologies U.S. Sales Manager for Milking and Cooling products. “Data is shared utilizing cloud technology – making it accessible anytime, anywhere, and it is transmitted continuously, so dairy producers always have the latest information and they can make timely breeding decisions.”
The CowScout activity monitoring system brings convenience and efficiency to heat detection. When a cow or heifer is in heat, activity levels increase, and the CowScout system sends an activity alert to a computer, a mobile device, or both – depending on pre-set preferences – alerting herd managers precisely when a cow reaches peak heat.
“CowScout offers dairy producers a simple, accurate, and flexible heat detection program that fits any management style – and works with any brand of milking equipment or parlor configuration. It is also an excellent choice for heifer raising operations. Installation components are minimal and there is no complex software,” adds Pretz. “No other system on the market compares.”
The CowScout activity monitoring system is fully-supported and installed by GEA Farm Technologies dealers, carrying the WestfaliaSurge product line; a professional network with unsurpassed dairy equipment experience – available to local dairy operations 24/7.
Accelerated Genetics is a global provider of bovine genetics and research, reproductive services, and solution-based animal health products. With a focus on People, Products and Pride, the Accelerated Genetics vision is to be the producer’s trusted first choice.