When she calves youll hear it…
MONITORING calving cows with the Calving Detector will help to reduce mortality by allowing stockmen to attend births, says supplier Ritchey Tagg.
It claims that stockmen can monitor the onset of calving of up to 16 cows using a pocket-size receiver that sounds up to half a mile away when an animal is about to calve.
The Calving Detectors sensor device is placed in the cows cervix when she is close to calving. The device is ejected when the calf assumes its birth position and the change in temperature sounds an alarm on the receiver and displays the number of the device responsible, says Ritchey Tagg.
The Calving Detector costs £356 (01765-689541).