KERRY, Ireland, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Breeding, fertility and health are critical factors for success on-farm. Dairymaster's latest product, the much anticipated MooMonitor+ that monitors each individual cow's health and fertility has arrived. Launched at Dairymaster's Global Headquarters in Causeway, Co Kerry at an event attended by the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn the MooMonitor+ allows farmers to monitor their entire herd, from their phone.
As herd sizes are increasing, farmers have less time to watch cows for signs of heat. How can a farmer focus on each individual animal? The MooMonitor+ allows farmers detect heats with ease, as well as providing advanced health and wellness monitoring through advanced data analysis.
"The MooMonitor+ will basically allow farmers to have their herd in their pocket - this means that they can enjoy more family or free time and their herd is still being monitored for health and heat detection on a constant basis" said Dr Edmond Harty
Commissioner Quinn also foresaw extensive interest in the MooMonitor+ among Irish famers in particular. "It is forecast that the lifting of milk quotas next year could result in strong growth in global demand for dairy products from Europe," said Quinn. "Farmers in Ireland and across the EU will need to invest in a lot of new and innovative equipment if they are to meet their ambitious targets."
While the original MooMonitor focused solely on whether a cow was in heat or not, the latest model can now help with animal health, reducing further the revenue lost through illness and missed heats and through networking and cloud computing, literally allows the farmer to monitor his entire herd 24X7 with his phone.
The mobile app allows two way interaction with the system, this removes the need to go back to the computer. When the system detects sick cows it will send an immediate notification direct to your phone.
The new system allows farmers to stay in control with features such as;
- Battery life is up to an amazing 10 years.
- Up to 1000 times improvement in range compared to current systems on the market.
- 4x more data intervals = more real-time information, precisely monitor changes in behaviour and identify illness much faster.
- 210,000 data points of information on each cow every year.
Accurate health and fertility monitoring has never been easier!