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Estrus detection aids
« on: May 18, 2012, 07:53:05 PM »
Has anyone used the "standing heat" estrus detectors that are advertised on here? I have been using estrotects with success but the standing heat product looks interesting. I'm always looking for an improvement. Any thoughts or recommendations?

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Re: Estrus detection aids
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2012, 10:24:07 PM »
i'm stayen with the estrotecht they already have the adhesive on them  <beer>

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2012, 09:46:23 PM »
I thought about that also. With them being cheaper it might be worth buying the adhesive separate, although not as convenient.

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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 01:48:49 PM »
where does every one get there estro tecks at cause i cant find any where to order them besides sullivans

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« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 02:05:27 PM »
Do a google search and you will find them.I am pretty sure Valley vet has them. They are like $1.00 each box of 50.I am going to try these new ones and see how I get along.

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Re: Estrus detection aids
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2012, 09:05:45 PM »
I've ordered estrotects from Genex and thru my vet.

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Re: Estrus detection aids
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2012, 09:45:44 PM »
Use orange ground marking paint from Wal-mart. $5 will cover about 20 cows.
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Re: Estrus detection aids
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2012, 10:08:57 PM »
Use orange ground marking paint from Wal-mart. $5 will cover about 20 cows.

We just use a grease livestock marker. So much easier, since I can just sneak up behind the cows and chalk if one gets rubbed by trees or licked off. One marker is about $1.50, and does tons of cows. I will go though maybe one or two sticks in a breeding season. You learn real quick the difference between a rubbed tail head and a licked or itched tail head that is missing the chalk.  <cowboy>
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Re: Estrus detection aids
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2012, 07:47:42 PM »
Love the Estrotect, but have a hard time keeping them on.  The calves like to pick on them until they get a good hold and rip them off.  Have to check several times a day and replace any missing ones.  Tried the glue that the sale barns use, but if its hot, the glue just gets slippery and they slide off.  I keep using the patches, because they show up really good from a distance when all is working as it should.  Any ideas out there on how to keep the calves off of them? Maybe a little hot sauce? Also, we get the patches from Select Sires cause they're close by.

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Re: Estrus detection aids
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2012, 07:57:19 PM »
The glue that goes with the Ka-Mar heat detector patches works really well with the Estrotects.  That glue will stick to about everything.  Bad part is if you want to put on a new sticker it is about impossible to get the old one off.
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Re: Estrus detection aids
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2012, 08:36:09 AM »
We really like the Estrotec patches. If the cows are hairy yet it really helps to clip the area you are going to stick them to tight with the sheep heads. Only takes a couple seconds while they are in the chute and really helps. Sometimes we add a little tail adhesive to them also. We get ours either from our Genex or Accelerated Genetics rep.

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Re: Estrus detection aids
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2012, 08:44:04 AM »
Estrotect-We curry comb the area really well, wipe the are with included gauze rag (not really sure what that does), spray a little tail adhesive on and slap the patch on. They stay on for months.

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Re: Estrus detection aids
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2012, 02:06:25 PM »
I just bought a 50 pack of estrotect patches from Bovine Elite. I have not lost any and actually had the reverse effect as they rip up a bunch of hair as they stick so well for me. So I now take a sharp knife and cut the hair rite up next to the estrotect patch encase I need to put another patch on. But I like them alot and I use a poodle comb and comb all the dirt and debris out of the hair where I apply to patch and they stick very well, just press down firmly for 10 to 15 seconds and they stick well.
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Re: Estrus detection aids
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2012, 08:03:41 PM »
Estrotechs r what we use, watch for tail swating and placement as this can give a false heat.  Prep the cow right and they stay on good.

 

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