This allows the farmer to analyse, for each individual cow and for the herd, the types of activity relating to heat, which are recorded by the MooMonitor fitted on the neck of each cow.
Using the App, this analysis is available on smartphone, iPad, tablet computer, or website, for 24-hour remote monitoring.
“A missed heat on a dairy cow is estimated, according to Teagasc, as costing the farmer €250,” said Dairymaster CEO, Edmond Harty.
“That, combined with the fact that the MooMonitor has been scientifically proven to work for pasture-based systems and where cows are confined, means that it is the ideal solution for farmers across Munster.”
Dairymaster and the Munster Cattle Breeders’ Group have signed an exclusive distribution agreement to sell, and support, the Dairymaster MooMonitor.
This makes MooMonitor available to 19,500 herds serviced by the Munster Cattle Breeders’ Group in Cork, Clare, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, Waterford and Galway. Munster will offer the system as part of a complete reproductive solution.
Doreen Corridan, of Munster AI, said they explored heat-detection systems on the market and found the Dairymaster MooMonitor had the best technology.
“We see them as an ideal distributor of this product, as they have an excellent knowledge, on reproductive physiology and oestrous expression, of dairy cows to add an extra dimension when selling and supporting the MooMonitor system standalone,” said Mr Harty.