smaXtec: State-of-the-art technology for your healthy, long-lived and high-producing dairy herd
smaXtec farmers are always working with the latest in cow health monitoring technology. The smaXtec health system offers precise measurement of inner body temperature, activity, rumination and drinking behavior directly in the reticulum, which is unique and unrivaled. But that’s not all!
As the world of dairy farming and the complexity associated with it are constantly changing, smaXtec is working hard to help dairy farmers keep their herds healthy and stay competitive. This is why smaXtec regularly adds new and practical functions to its health system without any hidden cost for customers, allowing them to combine profitable and sustainable dairy farming. With the recently added feeding tool, categorization of diseases according to severity and abortion detection, smaXtec users can achieve a consistently high milk yield and significantly increase animal welfare. Read on to learn more about this state-of-the-art technology:
The smaXtec feed management tool:
The new feeding tool in the smaXtec Messenger Dashboard allows users to see how rumination times in different ration groups are evolving and if there are any abnormal changes. This new tool makes it even easier to optimize feed management on dairy farms with the help of smaXtec. A deviation of 15 minutes or more in rumination time on a group basis is already considered problematic and can indicate various issues in feeding management. Trends with possible fluctuations or daily changes are also visible in the feeding tool.
The new tool enables smaXtec customers to become aware of the following errors and to prevent them in the future:
· mixing times too long/short (selection)
· staff changes
· feed composition (new silage, changed dry matter content, crude fibre content)
· abrupt ration changes
· group change
· feed is not pushed often enough
· silage heating
· insufficient amount of feed
· herd health checks (the animals are fixed for too long)
· hoof care, restlessness, stress
Categorization of diseases according to severity:
This feature is designed to help farmers to assess quicker and more accurately which animals need their immediate attention. This makes daily workflows even more efficient and saves time as well as costs.
The smaXtec algorithms use very specific factors – such as alarm combinations within the last 72 hours or the lactation phase a cow is currently in – to recognize how high the risk of a serious disease outbreak is. Suspicious animals are automatically ranked by high, medium or low risk.
This saves farmers time and makes work processes more efficient – in addition, they have the certainty that they can treat animals with a high risk of disease in a targeted manner.
Abort detection with smaXtec:
Frequent abortions cause damage to a farm particularly quickly, both economically and emotionally in the case of visible abortions. This is because abortions often remain undetected for a long time and the cows fall out of their lactation rhythm. In addition, abortions often have direct consequences for the cow.
smaXtec is able to detect pregnant animals with a conspicuous, oestrus-like cycle and place these on a list for renewed pregnancy checks. smaXtec customers can now access animals with conspicuous reproductive status and detect an abortion earlier. As a result, cows can become pregnant again more quickly, but sick cows are also detected earlier and thus treated sooner.
Contact smaXtec here and implement the most comprehensive system for monitoring health and reproduction in dairy cows today.