Farm: Azienda Agricola Baldan
Location: Mira (VE), Italy
Herd size: 200 cows, 150 of which are milking
thanks to the implementation, about ten years ago, of the SCR Heatime® H heat detection system, which helped the farm improve its use of sexed semen and increase the herd's fertility rate. Last year, Stefano Baldan, the farm's Owner, decided to substitute the farm's electronic device with one that was more complete – SCR Heatime® HR – which is able to monitor every single animal's health.
Learning to use the system was immediate and it was also easy to teach to employees. "I check the control unit every morning and evening, noting the cows in heat on a board, indicating the cow's number.
Stefano Baldan, Owner of Azienda Agricola Baldan SCR Heatime® HR System Azienda Agricola Baldan improves its animals' genetics and production quality thanks to SCR Heatime® HR After the next milking, I mark the cow with the color blue, and then she is fertilized," maintains Baldan.
In addition, the dairy farm is able to get precise indications about heats. "Thanks to the heat curve, I am better able to determine the optimal moment for insemination, which has helped me become much more at peace about it. Before buying the system, the most common problem I had was that of fertilizing the cows too early,"
"Thanks to Heatime HR today I am able to have total control over the herd and anticipate any problems that could cause
substantial financial losses. Thanks to Heatime® HR It is now possible to promptly intervene when problems are signaled, and I have targeted control over every single animal. Before,heats and health problems were discovered only by sight.
This would be based on our continuous presence in the barn, which isn't possible."
In the time since buying the system, the dairy farmer has totally changed life in the stalls. He states that he is much more at ease and confident in heat detection as well as health problems.
Thanks to Heatime® HR there have been savings in the farm's management. Before, the farm sold cows because they did not
remain pregnant; today the farm is able to improve its animals' genetics, as well as the quality of milk they produce.
Azienda Baldan's managers heard about SCR Heatime® HR from Sivam. Sivam's relationship with Azienda Baldan had been in place for several decades, and recently has been further strengthened with the adoption of the RUMINARTE® System.
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