Milk in the Tank: Managing cow weight for peak performance

Autonomous weighing by Tru-Test providesall of the benefits of weighing cows without added disruption or labour. Introducing the Tru-Test Dairy WOW 4000. Frequent weight data compliments farmer expertise by putting concrete data in their hands. Monitoring weights can help identify cows losing too much in early lactation, calculate ideal dry-off dates, and ensure cows reach optimal breeding weight.

With a fresh look at their Walk Over Weighing technology, Tru-Test has pioneered the next level of weighing efficiency with the Dairy WOW 4000.
Integrating easily with the existing infrastructure, thesystem is designed to be placed
in the race or alley exit. Suitable for all parlor styles, the Dairy WOW 4000 seamlessly blends with existing milking routines to collect weights automatically. The EID reader reads
tags from one direction, ensuring tags are only read when cows walk over the platform. As cows exit the parlor and walk over the platform, weights are automatically recorded and sent to the Datamars Livestock software.

This automated process provides continuous, real-time weight data without the strain of added
labour. Cutting edge weighing technology accounts for any multi-animal errors. The unique algorithm also removes any outliers and gauges gut fill, giving farmers an accurate, consistent weight history over time.

Equipped with all of the accuracy and durability you expect from Tru-Test, the Dairy WOW 4000 is designed to handle high pressure cleaning procedures. The non-slip walking surface is ideal for post-parlor conditions and daily use. Finally, the system can communicate through 4G, satellite, or Wi-Fi, making it flexible for any farm environment.

The WOW autonomous weighing solution gives farmers actionable insights. Regularly weighing milking cows can help farmers make fact-based nutritional decisions based on real-time data to ensure cows are healthy and productive. Farmers can adjust nutritional programs to extend peak milk phase for profitability. Weight data can be combined with milk test results to identify high and poor performing animals. Constant weight data can also help to identify
sick or lame animals before milk production suffers.The Datamars Livestock software
is simple and easy to use, making the data available in realtime, anywhere the farmer
has online access.

Why Weigh?

Weight data provides an unbiased measure of performance, allowing farmers to take action to
better manage their herd. Weight information allows farmers to maintain optimum weight conditions based on lactation stages, closely manage first and second calver’s health and nutrition for reproduction success, accurately assess and treat under-performing animals, and
measure milk efficiency for selecting replacement cows by combining weight data and yield data.The result is better informed decision-making, keeping farmers efficient and profitable.

About Datamars Livestock

At Datamars Livestock, we are committed to creating a
portfolio of tools that make a measurable difference. Our products work with each other, but most importantly, they work with you. Datamars Livestock is a global leader in animal identification products, farm infrastructure products, animal performance and
monitoring, and animal health delivery products. Datamars Livestock includes
globally recognized brands Z Tags, TagFaster, Tru-Test, Speedrite, Pel, NJ Phillips and Simcro.
This combination enables greater animal health, precision livestock management, and improved protein production. All of this is underpinned by a cloud software solution called Datamars Livestock, which connects producers with information about their livestock, bolstering their intuition and enabling them to make precise, informed decisions.