Automatic and precise heat detection with smaXtec

With the revolutionary smaXtec bolus technology you are steps ahead through early detection. Thanks to the unique position of the measurement device and direct measurement of inner body temperature, activity, rumination and drinking behaviour, the system provides unrivaled data from inside the cow.

You receive precise insights into the health, reproduction and feeding status of your cows, enabling you to improve your farm’s success.

The timing of insemination is crucial, yet it is becoming increasingly difficult to detect heats. There are several reasons for this: High-performing cows show fewer and fewer signs of oestrus and these are often not recognised through visual observation.

In addition, the heat often takes place at night. More than 70% of the animals show heat signs during nighttime and therefore monitoring 24/7 of the animals is essential in order to be able to determine the onset of heat and subsequently calculate the optimal insemination time. Additionally, when the animals are out on pasture, oestrus can hardly be detected visually.

With increasing herd sizes, difficulties arise in heat detection due to the large number of cows and the limited time available for heat detection. However, the financial success of a farm depends heavily on the fertility of the herd.

Read below how smaXtec reliably supports you in oestrus detection in your animals and inseminating them at the right time.

The automatic and reliable heat detection by smaXtec is based on the recognition of characteristic changes in movement patterns during heat. These typical behavioural changes often only occur for a short period of time and at night.

Thanks to continuous monitoring, you detect the slightest oestrus signs. Together, with the automatically generated recommended insemination time, you can significantly improve insemination success and reproduction figures on your farm.

Continuous measurement provides you with round-the-clock heat detection, which has many advantages. See for yourself.

Financial advantage

Using smaXtec, you receive animal-specific information around the clock and that bears fruit: Customers confirm that thanks to the system, a higher fertility rate and a shorter calving interval are ensured.

smaXtec calculates an optimal insemination window to achieve a better conception rate and less days open. smaXtec customers are able to see a reduction of days open in their herd of up to 25%.

Optimised herd fertility

The smaXtec system enables farmers to identify animals with fertility problems rapidly. This way you are able to intervene at an early stage and treat your animals accordingly, saving time and money once again.

Reduced workload

Visual oestrus detection requires many factors to be considered and is very time-consuming. The herd should be observed four times daily for at least 15 minutes in the resting phase to achieve the best results.

Farmers need a lot of time for this task. With the smaXtec system, visual observation by the farmer is no longer necessary as the smaXtec system sends a notification to your smartphone or PC as soon as cows show oestrus signs at the right stage of the cycle.

The certainty of not missing a heat

If farmers observe their cows visually, it can often lead to undetected heats as due to genetics and feeding, cows show only brief heat symptoms. In addition, the animals often show signs at night. Especially in the summer months, significant signs of oestrus can often be observed only at night. During the day the cows are usually too hot to move very much.

smaXtec provides you with the certainty of not missing heats and thus ensures your animals can be inseminated at just the right moment. As every missed heat is a cost factor it is essential to inseminate your animals at the right time. This way you are able to optimise your reproduction figures and ensure stable milk production.

Inseminate at the right time thanks to smaXtec

The smaXtec system not only detects the heat conditions of your animals but also determines the optimal insemination time. Once a heat notification is sent, the system provides you with information regarding the right time for insemination.

The insemination window consists of several phases, showing you the probability of insemination success. The insemination window opens eight hours after main oestrus. You are informed upfront about the beginning of the time frame as soon as the system has calculated the insemination window. Following the recommendations allows you to considerably increase your insemination success.

The unique smaXtec bolus technology is much more than a regular heat detection system. Thanks to the unique position of the measurement device and direct measurement of inner body temperature, activity, rumination and drinking behaviour, the system provides unrivaled data from inside the cow.

You receive precise insights into the health, reproduction and feeding status of your cows, enabling you to improve your farm’s success.

Read the previous articles here on AgriLand.ie to find out more about health monitoring and calving detection with smaXtec.

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