We've done that route already. In the past we've used gomars, worked fine except for knowing exact standing times. Our CIDR conceptions the past couple years have gone down, and we're not sure why. We check the cows during breeding season anywhere from 4 to 5 times a day. We have been getting more cows that come into a silent heat and only get rode once or twice. We need a system such as this to catch more cows at the right time, as our purebred sales rely heavily on AI calves.redcowsrule33":3q2tvohk said:My eyeballs are paid for. As far as I'm concerned there is no replacement for good, diligent heat detection. We have excellent luck using CIDR's and heat detection. We just synch so the cows come in when we're home. Still check every morning and night. And I work 6 days a week. If you are never around your cows enough to do decent heat detection, KAMARs and a gomer or just use a bull. The money you would put into any automated system would never be justified in my book. Will it catch the heifer that never stands but bellars all day when she comes in? THERE IS NO REPLACEMENT FOR KNOWING YOUR COWS.
showing71":22w5yq2c said:Our CIDR conceptions the past couple years have gone down, and we're not sure why.
How much time do you spend when you check? What time of the day?showing71":22w5yq2c said:We check the cows during breeding season anywhere from 4 to 5 times a day.
This is the thread that I talked about our CIDR problems. viewtopic.php?f=19&t=57131&st=0&sk=t&sd=aredcowsrule33":1rr5k95l said:showing71":1rr5k95l said:Our CIDR conceptions the past couple years have gone down, and we're not sure why.
What is your overall conception rate? Pregnancy rate?
How much time do you spend when you check? What time of the day?showing71":1rr5k95l said:We check the cows during breeding season anywhere from 4 to 5 times a day.
Have you done breeding just based on heat detection with CIDRs or have you timed-AI the non responders? What products do you use? Do you re-use CIDRs?
Our hills and hollers are not conducive to radio signals, that's the only things we could figure are the problem. Those are the only 2 he has that use itCattleman200":1jac6a6k said:Report this postReply with quoteRe: Heat detection systems
by dun on Mon Sep 07, 2009 11:23 pm
I talked to the vet about the heatwatch system. He has 2 clients that have and use them. Both of their conception rates have gone down since they quit observing heat.
Did the vet give any details or is that all he said? Does he have any clients using them that are happy? There will definitely be some change compared to just monitoring heat such as keeping all the equipment in working order. The system also requires the cattle to be within range for the system to work. I know people that are very happy using the system.
Circle H Ranch
Try a different protocol when using CIDR'sshowing71":1llqrq91 said:We've decided to give up on CIDRs, and want to move to heat detection systems. I have looked at the HeatWatch system. Has anyone used this? Does anyone know of any other systems?