Nedap Heat and Health Monitoring; Plus ParlorBoss Integration

VAS and Nedap have built upon an existing partnership/integration to further enhance the heat and health data generated by Nedap sensors incorporated into VAS DairyComp. Simultaneously, data from DairyComp is integrated within Nedap software solutions to help improve dairy operations, from the control of Nedap drafting activities to the location of animals within the facility.

“This helps dairy farmers in decision-making based on reliable and real-time information,” says Woltherus Karsijns, sales director, Nedap, “both on operational and strategic levels, allowing them to manage and control their herds more efficiently, and to increase profitability.”

New enhancements include:

  • A heat cycle graph that provides additional reproduction insights that help find cows with irregular heats, non-cycling cows and non-pregnant cows
  • Reports on eating and rumination of individual cows for early detection of health issues, intensive monitoring of transition cows and post-treatment recovery
  • Integration of animal lists from DairyComp into Nedap dairy management solutions that allow for automatic drafting of specific cows for treatment or routing, and simplified animal location.

VAS and Nedap have also integrated scanning and identification technologies that make it easier for operations that already have Nedap infrastructure to incorporate VAS ParlorBoss. ParlorBoss is a VAS-exclusive technology that serves up custom, color-coded information on each cow as it nears the end of the rotary related to health, treatment and breeding to more efficiently sort the cow, either back to its pen or to the appropriate treatment area. This new integration allows dairies to use existing Nedap scanning and ID technology to simplify and reduce the expense related to the deployment of ParlorBoss.