Farm: Azienda Agricola Inzoli
Location: Genivolta (CR), Italy
Herd size: 200 cows, 160 of which are milking
In September 2012, the Azienda Agricola Inzoli dairy farm decided to do something about the many abomasal dislocations that were happening
on its farm. As such, it started using the SCR Heatime® HR System with an infra-red antenna as well as heat detection and rumination
"We chose Heatime® HR because it is the only product on the market that is able to monitor rumination," says Severo Inzoli, Co-Owner of Azienda Agricola Inzoli.
Learning to use the system is quick and easy. "It's so simple to use that anyone can do it. When an alarm goes off, I can understand its severity just by looking at the graphic; I then look at the animal and decide what to do," Inzoli states.
Thanks to SCR Heatime® HR, the farm now has total control over its herd and can detect clinical situations that are not yet obvious well in
"We bought SCR's Heatime® HR to check ruminations, a very important factor in the animal's health. Heatime® HR allows me to intervene early
on when a cow has problems, and to better examine our feed.
Before having the SCR Heatime® HR System, we sometimes called the veterinarian when it was already too late, when the illness was displaying clinical symptoms. Today we have early alarms and are able to intervene before the situation worsens, with an important cost savings effect," says Inzoli.
While in the past the farm relied exclusively on visual checks, missing many heats, once it started using SCR Heatime® HR, it has increased its heat detection rate. It has also recorded absolute timeliness with fertilizations and quicker detection of abnormal cycles.
"With SCR Heatime® HR I'm more at peace because I won't miss a single heat. In one of our last diagnoses, out of the 45 animals we checked, 40 were pregnant. I couldn't do without it now!," declares Inzoli.
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