Afimilk Introduces Automatic Calving Alert Service

General Press Releases Monday September 12, 2016 08:16
AFIKIM, Israel--12 Sep--PRNewswire/InfoQuest
Alerts farmers when labor starts, and again if labor is prolonged

Afimilk, Ltd., a global provider of dairy farm management solutions, has integrated a Calving Alert service, including a prolonged calving application, into its AfiAct II cow monitoring system . The new technology will help dairy farmers instantly identify and quickly assist cows experiencing difficult labor, also called dystocia.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160822/399915 )

"The new Calving Alert Service will help dairy farmers more accurately detect the onset of calving, and be better prepared for potentially costly events like dystocia," said Dr. Alon Arazi, DVM, a senior member of the Afimilk research team.

Difficult labor is associated with increased calf mortality and morbidity. Studies have shown that up to half of first-calf Holstein cows in the U.S. require intervention from a farmer or veterinarian during labor.*

"Monitoring cows for calving is very time-consuming, and highly dependent on observers' skills," said Dr. Arazi. "Automatic, continuous monitoring is more labor-efficient and allows for 24/7 control."
Edu Mesnik, a veteran farm manager, has experienced a dramatic reduction in calf mortality since installing the AfiAct II in his herd last year.
"We now have good control over the calving process, and dead calves in the morning are a rare sight," he said.

AfiAct II is the first leg-tag system programmed to issue notifications specifically for prolonged labor. Alerts are sent wirelessly from a leg-mounted sensor to a smartphone when calving begins, and again if calving is prolonged.

In addition to calving, AfiAct II detects other conditions based on activity and resting behavior, including estrus, abortion, cow comfort problems and illness.

Another monitoring system offered by Afimilk, Silent Herdsman , features a neck-mounted sensor that detects estrus, cyclic disorders and illness based on cow activity, rumination and eating patterns. Both monitoring systems will be on display at the   SPACE International Livestock Trade Fair in Rennes, France, September 13-16, and at   World Dairy Expo in Madison Wisconsin, October 4-8, 2016.

Afimilk is a global leader in farm management software, cow monitoring systems and milk analysis tools for dairy producers in 50 countries. For more information on the AfiAct II or Silent Herdsman cow monitoring systems, contact a local Afimilk dealer, or visit Afimilk.com .

* A.C. Barrier et al. Parturition progress and behaviours in dairy cows and calving difficulty. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 139 (2012) 209-217.
Contact:
Noa Yonish
Corporate Marketing Manager
+972-50-758-9973
noa@afimilk.com
Kim Parr
+1-(315)-476-1646, ext. 225
kparr@lpm-adv.com
Source: Afimilk, Ltd

Latest Press Release

Red Sky Proves a Luxury Set Lunch in Bangkok Can Be Affordable

If you thought rooftops venues in Bangkok are only for the evenings, think again—Red Sky restaurant at Centara Grand at CentralWorld now offers an affordable weekday lunch menu with two courses starting at just THB 855++. Bangkok's most iconic...

Cafe Kantary Rayong, By The Sea (Saengchan Beach) The New Branch of Cafe Kantary at Kantary Bay Hotel, Rayong

Cafe Kantary presents "Cafe Kantary Rayong, By The Sea", the brand new 10th branch of Cafe Kantary at Kantary Bay Hotel, Rayong. You are invited!! Come and try the secret dishes available only at this special branch such as: Chocolate Crepe with Orange...

Esso supports educational advancement and presents Esso-Ratanakosin Bicentennial Scholarship Funds to University Students

Esso presented 30 scholarships worth 600,000 Baht to undergraduate students in engineering, computer science, technology, science, accounting, business administration, finance field (STEM Education) from state universities nationwide. Dr. Adisak...

Chulalongkorn Business School Becomes the First in Thailand to Earn Extension of World-class Accreditation at Both Undergraduate and Graduate Levels

The School has its accreditation renewed for another five years, making it the first business school, which offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, in the country accredited by the global accreditation body. Chulalongkorn Business School's (CBS)...

Dataiku Named a Leader In the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant For Data Science And Machine-Learning Platforms

- Placement marks Dataiku's fourth consecutive year of inclusion in the report and the first year in the Leaders quadrant Today Dataiku, one of the world's most advanced Enterprise AI platforms, was named a Leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant for...

Related Topics