Afimilk, ABS Jointly Introduce Innovative Dairy Heat Detection Device

September 26, 2013 12:36 PM

AfiAct II uses long-range radio to collect behavior data anywhere on the farm – from herds of any size.

Source: Afimilk and ABS

The two global leaders in the dairy farming ecosystem, Afimilk and ABS, are teaming up to market the next generation of automatic heat detection solutions, AfiAct II.

The most accurate system of its type, AfiAct II uses long-range radio to collect behavior data anywhere on the farm – from herds of any size – and updates results at short intervals. Highly scalable and adaptable, the system is available as a stand-alone solution, or integrated with Afimilk’s farm and milking parlor management system. AfiAct II is also web-accessible on any type of device.

Already, with the AfiAct heat detection system, U.S. customers are achieving pregnancy rates above 25 percent. Operating wirelessly, AfiAct II reduces open days and operating costs, resulting in savings of $100-$150 per cow, per lactation.

Afimilk, a world-leading dairy management company, developed the first and, currently, most precise, heat detection system. Recently, the company launched its next-generation solution for heat detection. As part of this collaboration, ABS will further extend its portfolio of reproduction offerings by introducing the AfiAct II system to customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Headquartered in DeForest, Wisconsin, ABS Global is the world-leading provider of bovine genetics, reproduction services, technologies and uddercare products. Marketing in more than 80 countries around the globe, ABS has been at the forefront of animal genetics and technology since its founding in 1941. ABS Global is a division of Genus plc. 

Afimilk provides dairy producers the technology and the knowledge to profitably produce high-quality milk. Afimilk's creative thinking and proven expertise continue to lead the dairy industry by advancing the technology and introducing innovative improvements to match the changing needs of the dairy sector. The company leads in management software and sensors, with systems installed in over 50 countries.

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