Dairy cow behavior monitoring system needed immediately
Grzegorz Pasiak, a dairy cow breeder from the Mazovian region, decided to use the e-stado® system for several reasons, the main was reproductive problems.
Grzegorz Pasiak, a breeder of 32 dairy cows from the village of Modrzew near Siedlce, decided to find a solution to the problems in the herd that he had been struggling with for some time. The cattle are kept in a tie-stall barn, littered with straw every day. The cows are milked with a wire milking machine.
The farmer found the e-stado® system on the Internet, after analyzing others available on the market, he chose this one because he concluded that it is the most developed one.
– The system helps a lot in monitoring and keeping the herd healthy because it controls temperature, feed intake, rumination, time of inactivity, heat detection, all this gives a lot of data – says Grzegorz Pasiak. Moreover, the breeder insists, what in his opinion is very important, that the e-stado® helps in the most critical moment, i.e. after the calving, when the cow requires special care.
– If after the delivery, any changes appear, the cow would take less food, it can be noticed earlier and intervened with treatment, if it is the beginning of ketosis or just some other problem with forage. Without this system, it is often too late and treatment is expensive before the farmer knows it – adds the farmer. Pasiak has an average annual yield per cow of 8,000 liters of milk.
– In general, I don’t focus on increasing productivity, I just want to improve herd health. The priority is reproduction and possibly somatic cells at an early stage, this system helps to detect it, gives savings in treatment – says Pasiak and he also points that the extra value will be that less milk will be spilled.
– With this system there is a lot of data at the same time, all you have to do is enter the application, spend 5 minutes and you know what is going on in the barn, outside the barn, in the field, outside the farm – the breeder lists the benefits of the e-stado® system.