Quantcast Electronic Heat Detection Systems

Sponsors



Author Topic: Electronic Heat Detection Systems  (Read 21941 times)

Offline CAB

  • National Champion Poster
  • **********
  • Posts: 5606
  • Karma 104
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2019, 05:08:01 AM »
best bang for your $ IMO, Gomer bull with a chinball marker. (dog) (dog)

Offline knabe

  • National Champion Poster
  • **********
  • Posts: 13485
  • Karma 4
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2019, 11:59:08 AM »
i had a cow that would not stand. she was the "boss" cow.


i did put chalk down past the tail head, and any disturbance i treated as standing.


she bred ai that way every time.
"The generation that told us to question authority, has now become the Authority we cannot question!"

Offline firesweepranch

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1684
  • Karma 27
  • FSSR Rainin Fire
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2019, 05:22:49 PM »
best bang for your $ IMO, Gomer bull with a chinball marker. (dog) (dog)

We don't want any bulls around, so that will not work. Looking for other options. There is a system out that that measures activity of the cow, along with a bunch of other stuff. I can not look at the cows in the morning before work, and my help has missed several heats because they were not looking for signs of heat. I hate losing time on the cattle, so I am looking for other options.
God, family, and Simmental cattle;  that's what makes life worth living!

Offline idalee

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 188
  • Karma 8
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2019, 05:30:51 PM »
In your situation,  a synchronization program timed for breeding on a Saturday or Sunday might work better at a lot less cost. 

Offline cowman 52

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 719
  • Karma 15
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2019, 06:04:20 PM »
I have said for years the best heat detector is a bad float on the water trough. 

Offline Steve123

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 464
  • Karma 8
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2019, 08:34:35 AM »
Call Al Bruhn in Iowa.  I don't know what their AI Synchronization program is but they sell 600-800 bred cows and heifers in their sale.  All AI bred. 

https://www.bruhncattle.com/contact-us


Offline SEA

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 726
  • Karma 15
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2019, 08:08:49 PM »
Artificial Insemination of cows is a great topic and one which there are many options and NO TRULY GREAT ONES, IMHO. 

I like CAB's plan, but in my situation, I run 25-30 brood cows and a Gomer Bull with Chin Ball is too costly to carry.

I have used "Observation for Natural Heat" twice a day however, it is extremely time consuming (if you have the time).  Also, the evening observation is my favorite but hard to accomplish with kids and/or grand kids in sports and school activities, as well as your own evening meetings and social events.  When done in a timely fashion and not missing "observations and breeding's" it has been my best percentage of service-to-bred A.I.

I like synchronization protocol the best for having an actual "start of calving date" with a group of cows and not just one or two here and there over a 21 day window while getting a chance to service all of the cow group.  Thereby shortening my A.I. calving time.  It allows me the dates to get help for working cows.  It allows me to breed on weekends when I am home and/or is an easier time to get help.  However, my conception rate on synchronization groups has not been satisfactory or high enough on a year-in-year out basis and I have been using synchronization for quite a few years and quite a few protocols (working with a cattle repro vet).

What works best?

Offline GoWyo

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1690
  • Karma 45
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2019, 10:21:17 PM »
I prefer a 7-day CIDR protocol and PG shot and Estrotect patches.  I start watching the next day, but really nothing has ever stood before 36-48 hours and I do not recall any cow ever done standing by 48 hours.  54-72 hours and up to 84 hours is the prime time, so just schedule to be in to work late for a couple of mornings is the best thing I have found to do.
May you always have cows around . . . ~ Corb Lund

Stop the violins -- visualize whirled peas

Offline knabe

  • National Champion Poster
  • **********
  • Posts: 13485
  • Karma 4
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2019, 07:51:14 AM »
If you are in a confined situation, chalk works great. You dont have to wait to see activity.
"The generation that told us to question authority, has now become the Authority we cannot question!"

Offline SEA

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 726
  • Karma 15
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2019, 09:09:18 PM »
I have said for years the best heat detector is a bad float on the water trough.

Please explain your comment "the best heat detector is a bad float on the water trough".

Offline Medium Rare

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 448
  • Karma 17
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #25 on: February 20, 2019, 09:36:12 PM »
I have said for years the best heat detector is a bad float on the water trough.

Please explain your comment "the best heat detector is a bad float on the water trough".

Mix water with the right kind of clay and it sticks to the sides of their ankles and will out mark just about anything. If you can force them to walk through or stand in two different mud holes for just a little while it's even better. One at the waterer and one at the mineral station generally works well.

Offline SEA

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 726
  • Karma 15
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2019, 09:15:15 AM »
Thanks Medium Rare.

Offline SEA

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 726
  • Karma 15
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2019, 09:16:35 AM »
I would be interested in knowing if there have been any improvements in technology on the electronic devices for heat detection?

Offline matt999

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 60
  • Karma 1
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2019, 10:43:21 AM »
Heres one.

Offline hntwhitetail

  • County Champion Poster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1445
  • Karma 10
    • View Profile
Re: Electronic Heat Detection Systems
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2019, 11:07:02 AM »
I use the standing heat patches with a homer.  I really like the standing heat patches, no guess was she with random patch scratches.   The late calvers I will do a 5 day synch to get them caught back up with the group at the end of my natural a.i. heat period.  I a.i. on natural heats for roughly 45 days.   I have an off the farm job, and can usually just a.i. in the evenings after work.  I feel this worka, since most will come in at night during the cool period anyways.  I put my patches on while they are feeding in the evenings with a quick slap.  I had a manager at the local livestock tell me that he only gets 10% a.i. because he has an off the farm job and assumed since money is so high that i dont have another job.  I'm at 90 % and the only reason I miss is if 1 short cycles.  Little does he know I have an off the farm job and I run 2 other businesses and still can get them bred.

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
2 Replies
2518 Views
Last post August 04, 2007, 08:24:09 PM
by DL
21 Replies
10164 Views
Last post September 20, 2007, 11:51:33 PM
by Joe Boy
9 Replies
6129 Views
Last post March 07, 2010, 07:47:13 AM
by farmgirl
4 Replies
4111 Views
Last post April 27, 2010, 08:58:41 PM
by jackpotcattle
6 Replies
3436 Views
Last post May 17, 2010, 03:13:37 PM
by Possum Trot Ranch

Powered by EzPortal

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

SteerPlanet Designed Websites

Steer Planet Classifieds & Auctions

Breeder Directory