Successful dairy herd management consists of daily decision making intended to maintain the health and productivity of individual animals in the herd -healthy and productive animals are the cornerstone of a profitable dairy operation.
As average herd size grows the difficulty of manually monitoring individual animal status increases.
The Opi Flow™ is a small ruminant herd management system designed to automatically and accurately collect individual animal status data, process the data into relevant information and provide staff and manager the capability to easily retrieve information for daily decision making support.
The Opi Flow™ provides the tools to increase herd and staff productivity through:
Accurate milk yield and quantity monitoring and tracking.
Comprehensive recording and tracking of individual animal and herd events.
User-friendly milking pit operation, including real-time actionable alerts.
Minimal maintenance requirements and a reduction in maintenance expenses.
Optional sorting module, walk-through scale and active message board provide further labor reduction and decision making capabilities.
The core of the Opi Flow™ includes SCR™'s electronic identification leg tags (RFID HDX), advanced milking point equipment and management system.
SCR™'s leg tags are battery free and with an unlimited lifespan. Easily attachment and soft material construction enhance both animal and staff comfort and welfare.
A reader is attached to the cluster provides immediate animal ID and identification confirmation at cluster attachment. At that point vacuum is activated without need for further action by the operator.
Pushbutton operation simplifies milking pit work processes and requires minimal maintenance.
The application of SCR™'s proprietary pulsation and milk yield measurement technologies enables controlled milk flow rate pulsation, minimal vacuum fluctuations, milk flow drop activated cluster removal and accurate milk yield measurement for reduced milking time and increased animal welfare.
A small number of moving parts and unique design reduce maintenance to a minimum and provide a considerable and proven reduction in detergent and hot water use.
The management system controls the milking process in real-time and collects the data into a database. Data is automatically analyzed and is utilized for real time alerts to the milking point and a variety of customizable daily management reports. The system facilitates group event entry quickly and efficiently.
An optional terminal at the pit enables immediate animal ID and speedy event entry- no typing is needed, minimizing data entry mistakes.
Group events are easily entered into the system by simply scanning the animal with a portable handheld reader for identification, and scanning one of several tags specially programmed to indicate status (eg. One tag designated as 'pregnant' indication and a second tag indicating 'not pregnant'). Thus with three touches of the reader an identified animal's status in entered into the system.
The Opi Flow™ creates a dramatic effect on the daily operation of any farm through labor reduction maintenance expense reduction and the collection of accurate data and its processing into user-friendly decision making support tools.
With the Opi Flow™ any farm manager will quickly realize that sheep and goat dairy farming can be both easy and profitable.