Heat Detection

Nedap CowControl Heat Detection catches the heats of millions of cows every day and helps dairy farmers worldwide to improve reproduction results and labor efficiency. It automatically monitors the activity and tracks the signs of heat detection in cows – such as sniffing, chin resting, mounting and standing heat – of all cows 24/7.

CowControl gives you a clear view of all cows in heat – anytime and anywhere – and supports effective insemination with the highest chance of conception. Find out what the best-in-class solution for heat detection in cattle can mean for your reproduction results.

Optimal insemination moment

Both the Smarttag Neck and Leg detect cows in natural heat with outstanding accuracy. The system alerts on a cow in heat, presents a real-time overview of all cows in heat and shows the optimal insemination moment. It can be viewed in a user-friendly way on your PC, tablet and smartphone.

Optimal Insemination Graph

Find cows with fertility problems

CowControl delivers valuable information to identify fertility problems. The system provides insights on cows that are not cycling to help you be more in control and act earlier

Find cows with fertility problems

Insight in the estrous cycle of each cow supplemented with calendar data helps you improve your reproduction management.

Boost reproduction results

Nedap Heat Detection helps to improve reproduction results drastically. Timely detection and effective insemination lead to higher conception rates and shorter calving intervals. Missing cows in heat and breeding cows that are not in heat result in economic loss because of extended calving intervals and additional expenses.

Nedap Heat Detection helps you improve reproduction efficiency and effectiveness, and thus production and profitability. To find out more, click here.

Increase labor efficiency

Automated heat detection reduces labor associated with observation and procedures and increases detection rates at the same time. Less time needs to be spent on detecting heats by you or your team.

Two or three times of visual observation per day can now be replaced by automatically monitoring your cow’s reproductive status on PC, tablet or smartphone in ten minutes. This saves time for other management activities.


  • Increased heat detection rates

  • Increased conception rates (better timing of AI)

  • Shorter calving intervals

  • More milk per cow

  • Peace of mind with more control over your herd’s reproduction

  • Increased submission rates (reduced missed heats)

  • Increased pregnancy rates

  • More days in milk

  • Reduction of fertility / insemination costs