20 September 1996

Key-in or access dairy data on-the-go

A HAND-HELD electronic notebook for dairy farmers gives access to cow records and allows them to be updated in the field.

The Nedap ID Logger from Jenisys has an integrated reader that identifies a cow from her collar transponders. It then displays her lactation stage, heat cycle, and vet records or specific attention needed.

Jenisys says the operator can add new information or milk yields in the parlour and then transfer it to the main computer when back in the office.

The Logger is said to be compatible with Jenisys Cattle Code computer software or can be made compatible with other herd management computers with extra software.

The basic ID Logger costs £985 (01608-662919).