Ever wish there were more versions of “you” to watch over your dairy herd? It’s nearly impossible to monitor every single cow, every single day, isn’t it? Not anymore! Select Sires is proud to be the exclusive distributor for CowManager, a system developed BY a dairy producer FOR dairy producers with these exact concerns in mind.
Gerard Griffioen, a Holstein breeder from the Netherlands, created CowManager ear tag system to monitor activity levels relating to estrus, health and rumination measurements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. CowManager sends alerts based on changes in any or all of the three measurement modules, enabling producers to catch cows exactly when they need to bred, find sick cows before they show signs of being ill, or locate cows that are off-feed for some reason. Imagine the peace of mind if you knew a system was watching your herd when you weren’t able to. And even more, imagine the peace of mind and financial impact to your operation if you can receive early notification of sick or off-feed cows before visual signs are available.
CowManager will be the focal point of the Select Sires booth at the 2015 World Ag Expo, being held Feb. 10-12 in Tulare, California. Gerard, as well as many members of the Select Sires staff, will be on-hand all week during the show in Booths 6441 and 6442 in the Dairy Pavilion. While at the booth, you can watch informational videos showing the easy installation of tags and hear some direct feedback from those who adopted the system early on.
In addition, if you’ve wanted to test out the entire system, stop by the booth and register to win a FREE 50-tag promotional kit. You’ll have access to all three monitoring modules -- activity, health and rumination -- to try for 60 days.