Heatime is a new long distance (H LD) stand-alone heat detection system
for dairy farmers to improve the heat detection across the herd. Based around behaviour, movement and activity, a tag embedded with sensors fitted to the cows collar identifies changes in normal activity and behaviour around estrus and detects heat activity.
Heatime is easy to use and monitors the activity of the whole herd of over 750,000 cows between Ireland and the UK. Using a colour touchscreen the system provides users with complete individual cow records.
The system uses Long Distance (LD) radio frequency (RF) technology to transmit data every 20 minutes. Activity data for each cow is updates from any point within 800 metres of the antennae. Because of this activity is now monitored 24/7, 365 days of the year, this allows the farmer the peace of mind to focus on other activities in the farmyard.
Data is transmitted every 20 minutes in real time using Long Distance radio frequency technology and transferred to the Heatime terminal via the antennae (erected over the milking parlour)
Data is analysed by the system using algorithms which separate the cows activity (movement, rumination, health etc.) from the herd and results in instant updates to the user via the Heatime terminal, office PC, iphone or ipad (iphone/ipad app pics)