Jenisys (Contracts) Ltd, importers of Nedap Livestock Management Systems will introduce a portable version of the RealTime Heat Detection system at the upcoming Dairy Tech event. The system is suitable for Cows, Heifers and also Beef Units.
The portable unit is simply connected to a 13A mains supply and within minutes the reader will have collected the activity data from all the tags in range of the antenna and sent them to the controller for analysing. After the first 7 days, whilst it builds an activity profile for each individual cow, the system then compares each two-hour activity period with the corresponding average for the same two-hour period to detect abnormal activity. As soon as two consecutive two-hour periods show an increase in activity a “suspicious” attention is created, a third period converts this into a full heat attention.
RealTime operates through a radio system having a range in excess of 70m – more than sufficient for most cow housing arrangements. All functions of the Nedap Velos system are accessible in this portable unit. Measurements of Eating Monitoring, Rumination and Inactivity (Depending on the Neck Tag version); Standing and Lying time and Step Count (Leg Tag) will all generate attentions for abnormal behaviour.
These attentions, and other information, is quickly and easily accessible either through the included Wi-Fi network supplied with the system or via a free dedicated vpu-online account allowing access, worldwide, from any internet enabled device. Heat and other attentions can also be e-mailed for full remote operation.
Rental units are also offered, (subject to availability).