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Removing the unknowns through data

Over the last number of years, technology has become an ever-important factor within the agricultural sector.  From the farmers perspective these developments in technology can sometimes feel like a case of information overload, prompting the question: what do we do with all this data and how can we realistically turn it into farm profit? “Enter the [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:36:53+00:00August 31st, 2018|

New appointment to HerdInsights team

HerdInsights are pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Adams as Sales Manager for the UK.   Stuart joins HerdInsights from Smallridge Bros Ltd where he was responsible for their TMR and diet feeding machinery sales throughout the regions of Devon & Cornwall.  As a fourth-generation farmers son, Stuart has a vast amount of agricultural [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:37:02+00:00August 16th, 2018|

Managing herds with more precision than ever…

"Advancements in cow behaviour sensors now offer more insight than ever before….. Nick Barradale - BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services   Historically cow mounted sensors were prone to damage, poor battery life and limited applications.  This meant that often not all animals were enabled and labour consuming sensor transfer was an undisclosed cost that often [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:37:18+00:00April 4th, 2018|

Finances of Fertility

"The importance of fertility and the impact on dairy herd profitability is undeniable, well documented and generally appreciated.  That said; "What is your performance and where can your business cut ‘hidden losses’? Nick Barradale - BVSc MRCVS, Molecare Veterinary Services The drive to maximise output consistently with a set herd size and therefore cost of [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:37:27+00:00February 28th, 2018|

Managing heat detection with an expanding herd

William O’Brien, Co. Waterford Ireland  Herdsize - 181 Number of collars -181 Yield, 7,000 Litres   Requirements:  the main reason for looking at a Heat Detection system was my increase in numbers.  My heat detection rates were decent enough, but then I took the decision to increase my herd size to over 180 cows.  I [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:37:45+00:00October 26th, 2017|

Drafting Gate Integration with HerdInsights

We recently had a farm based in Ireland who had purchased HerdInsights collars – delighted with the results but to add real value they wanted to integrate the system with their ATL Pegasus Drafting Gate system.  He could talk to the cows, he could talk to the drafting gate but to gain even further time [...]

By |2019-03-22T15:37:52+00:00September 7th, 2017|