Farm: Azienda Agricola Legni
Office: Loc. Vigo Lomaso (TN), Italy
Herd size: 180 cows, 90 of which are milking
IIn May of 2013, Azienda Agricola Legni started using the SCR Heatime® HR System with an infrared antenna, including heat detection and rumination detection capabilities.
Learning to use the system was fast and easy. "I quickly learned how to use the system. It's immediate. The touchscreen equipment is really simple," Manuel Carli, Co-Owner of Azienda Agricola Legni says.
On the farm, the SCR Heatime® HR System is regularly checked a few times during the day. I make an entry / update to the data when there is a fertilization / calving. I check the system's information two times a day: in the morning and evening, or when a problem is detected,
or there's an additional alarm.
"Thanks to SCR Heatime® HR, today I am able to have complete control over the herd and to identify health problems, which cause substantial economic problems, ahead of time. Compared to the past, when we were relying only on visual observation, today I can count on an instrument that is able to give me prompt, reliable notifications about the herd. We are able to identify heats with high reliability (>95%).
We can anticipate things that the eye generally could not see. We have had particularly good results with monitoring the animals during the delicate initial phase of milking and up to the peak of milk production, thanks to early identification of dysmetabolism."
The dairy farm is also able to gather precise, timely notifications about feed rations. "From the moment we installed Heatime® HR it was possible to significantly improve feed effectiveness. This, together with the addition of UNIFEED'S IMMUNITY CFR to the feed, has contributed to a further reduction in feed costs by reducing the amount of protein feeds. In addition, the number of days open has improved. We have gone from an average of 120-to-130 days to an average of 80 days," states Mario Carli, Co-Owner of the farm.
Mario and Manuel Carli, Owners of Azienda Agricola Legni
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