Automated Systems
Automated Systems

AfiWeigh

Automatic walk-thru weight monitoring system

The AfiWeigh System automatically monitors the cow’s weight in order to identify changes in its energy balance and body condition during lactation and transition periods. Such information is managed through AfiFarm’s software together with the rest of Afimilk’s modules.
This system consists in one or more scales that are installed in the exit alleys of the milking parlor. The information facilitates the elaboration of reports based on the cow’s weight, which are fundamental for an efficienct herd management.


Why is it necessary to weigh the cows?

The dry and fresh period of a dairy cow determine production and breeding performance during lactation. The cows with an elevated production performance that go through a post-calving transition phase require more energy than what they consume for milk production (fat) and to maintain weight. Therefore, this animals suffer a considerable energy unbalance which is connected to a high risk of metabolic disorders and other health issues.

Cows in a fresh period, generally start gaining weight and energy balance between a 30 to 40 day period after calving. The cows that don’t accomplish this goals have a higher risk in not reaching their highest peak in milk production and having breeding problems.

For that reason is very important to monitor the body condition changes during lactation with the objective to identify and give early treatment to the cows that are susceptible to metabolic and calving disorders.

Benefits

AfiWeigh is a tool that facilitates decision making and helps to significantly improve operational efficiency and increase total milk production of the herd.

In combination with other data settings of AfiMilk’s system, the information of AfiWeigh allows you to obtain benefits from several aspects of your herd like:


Breeding

AfiWeigh increases the herds’ fertility due to a proper and optimal insemination through information obtained with the energetic balance monitoring.


Health

It provides an early detection of subclinical ketosis due to weigh loss thorugh drastic weigh loss detection in fresh periods.


Feeding

It helps to make feeding adjustments due to problems identified by the loss or gain in weight.


Combined with the AfiFeed system it is possible to elaborate and supply individual rations for an immediate treatment of feeding and health problems.


 




Headquarters

Address:
12236 Cutten Rd.
Houston, TX 77066, U.S.A.
General:
+ 1 (832) 631 - 43 11
E-mail:
sales@maderodairysystems.com
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Headquarters


Address:
12236 Cutten Rd.
Houston, TX 77066, U.S.A.

General:
+ 1 (832) 631 - 43 11

E-mail:
sales@maderodairysystems.com
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