Azienda Agricola Catelli
Farm: Azienda Agricola Catelli
Location: Castelvetro Piacentino (PC), Italy
Herd size: 200 cows, 150 of which are milking
- Ensure constant rumination levels and good feed ingestion levels
- Reduce problems related to calving
- Detect heats with accuracy
- Reduce pharmaceutical use
- Maintain complete control and reliability of the herd
- SCR Heatime® HR System with an infra-red antenna
- Sivam Ruminarte® System
- Reduction in problems related to calving
- Early identification of health problems
- Reduction in veterinary costs
- Immediate verification of the effectiveness of feed changes
- Reduction in discarded milk
- Improvement in lactation stages
In July of 2012, the Azienda Agricola Catelli dairy farm began using SCR's Heatime® HR with the goal of reducing health problems related to calving.
"We needed a tool that would help us solve problems related to calving.
From the time we began using SCR Heatime® HR System, we have drastically reduced veterinary interventions. When we see that the device has emitted a minor alarm, we quickly intervene to resolve the problem," states Michele Catelli, Assistant at Azienda Agricola Catelli.
Michele Catelli, Assistant at the Azienda Agricola Catelli SCR Heatime® HR System
The Azienda Agricola Catelli dairy farm reduces problems relating to calving and ensures a constant rumination level
using the SCR Heatime® HR System
Learning to use the system was immediate. "In the span of two-to-three days I learned how to use the main functions without any problems.
I can also always rely on the Sivam technicians for any need I have," maintains Catelli.
Thanks to SCR Heatime® HR, Azienda Agricola Catelli is able to have total control over the herd and anticipate problems that were the source of substantial economic losses. "With this system, we are able to prevent various health disorders: ketosis, mastitis, etc. We have also
had positive results with leg and hoof care. When the SCR Heatime® HR System signals an alarm, I am able to verify if the cow is lame," says the dairy farmer.
"From the time I installed SCR Heatime® HR, and thanks to the Ruminarte® System, I have reduced pharmaceutical costs by 30%, and reduced the amount of discarded milk," Fabio Catelli, Owner of Azienda Agricola Catelli, states.
The dairy farm is, in addition, able to get precise, timely notifications about the effectiveness of its feed. "I trusted the recommendations of Sivam's technical services to optimize feed rations, and I also use specific products like PREMAMAN and RUMENSYL IMMUNITY. Thanks
to continuous monitoring, carried out by SCR Heatime® HR, I get very reliable confirmation that the choices I made are right for my herd," maintains Fabio Catelli.
Moreover, the Catellis chose SCR's solution because it is the only one able to detect heats with total reliability and timeliness. "Thanks to SCR Heatime® HR, today we have an automatic heat detection system and an increased reliability rate of 97%. We are also able to detect silent
heats, especially during the summer," Michele Catelli reports.