Good heat detection is of crucial importance at the Koepon dairy farm in Feerwerd, Groningen. Alta Cow Watch, based on Nedap technology, was first implemented there in November 2016. This system combines accurate heat detection with health monitoring. This provides valuable information about eating, ruminating, inactive and other active behavior.

It ensures that cows that have recently calved will now be far better monitored. “It’s no longer based on “feeling”, but rather on factual information. This provides certainty”, say the Operations manager and Herd manager.

  • 400 dairy & calving cows

  • 350 youngstock

  • 11.36kg of milk per cow

  • 4 production groups

Alex Borst - Herd Manager

“Health monitoring no longer based on feeling, but on facts.”