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Weighing up your heat detection options

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There are a number of tools and technologies now available to help dairy farmers optimize heat detection.

Boyd Dingus, general manager for ESTROTECT, says deciding which combination of heat detection aids to use is a matter of weighing up each tool’s effectiveness, its cost versus benefit, and ease of use.

 

Tail Paint

Tail paint is inexpensive and has been used as a heat detection aid for decades. The effectiveness of tail paint can be hit and miss as it is never applied in a consistent way.

“Two people could go out and apply tail paint, and you’d …

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3 reasons you shouldn’t settle for tail paint

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Sponsored content created and provided by Boyd Dingus, general manager for ESTROTECT

You might be using tail paint in your breeding program for several reasons.

“It’s cheap.”

“It’s what I’ve always done”

Or maybe, “It’s what my A.I. company prefers.”

Sure, tail paint is better than doing nothing, but that doesn’t make it the best option. Tail paint falls short in a few critical areas – areas that may seem small until you add up their financial impact.

 
Here are 3 reasons you shouldn’t settle for tail paint:
 
   1. Tail paint is never ap…

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On Farm Liquid Nitrogen Unit Management

On Farm Tank Management Guidelines

Liquid Nitrogen is a dangerous good and needs to be handled and stored carefully.

Your unit will have a MSDS attached (material safety data sheet).  You should take the time to read it.   If you are not able to locate the MSDS please contact CRV Ambreed Customer Services on 0800 262 733.

 As the customer, you are responsible for managing this unit on your farm.

While designed to be sturdy and dependable, liquid nitrogen units are a little more fragile than they appear. They require regular care and attention to ensure the…

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Accurate heat detection is critical to the success of artificial insemination.

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CRV Estrotect™ heat detectors are proven to be effective and now they’re an even better heat detection aid for dairy farmers.

They’ve long held a reputation amongst dairy farmers as the best heat detection product on the market, and to make heat detection even more accurate, a new ‘Breeding Patch’ has been introduced.

The indicator makes it clearer if the cow is on heat and ready to breed. Once half the patch has been rubbed, farmers can be confident that the cow is cycling and ready for insemination.

The new Breeding Patch development came about after input f…

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Environmentally friendly bulls welcomed

Four new ‘environmentally friendly’ bulls have been included as part of CRV Ambreed’s latest team of proven sires.

New graduates Ambzed Powells CORTEX S2F, Tralee Shadow DART-ET S2F, Glen Leith Degree OMNIBUS, and Calrenah And WATCHMAN ET are four of 28 bulls in the CRV Ambreed LowN Sires team for 2018.

“In March last year, we announced our plans to market bulls that are genetically superior for a new trait that is related to the amount of urea nitrogen in milk,” says Product Manager Oceania Peter van Elzakker.

He says the LowN Sires bull team was popular when…

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