Reproduction issues impact a cow's ability to get back in calf if not identified, costing you time and money. With Active Tag continuously monitoring your animals, we’ll notify you when these issues happen on your farm.
Animals identified as Anestrous or having Irregular Heats are included in the Reproductive Issues report. When an animal no longer has an issue, they automatically leave the list. This ensures you always have a real-time view of your problem animals.
We recommend checking animals which are identified as having reproduction issues daily.
Anestrous animals have not had a heat after calving. Identifying them before starting breeding helps you intervene early to get them cycling. This can improve submission and in-calf rates.
Animals are detected as Anestrous (Early) 35 days after calving with no heat and are Anestrous (At Risk) 50 days after calving with no heat.
If an animal is scanned empty or has an abortion recorded, we also look for and alert Anestrous issues.
An anestrous event ends if:
A heat is identified
An insemination is recorded
A cow is scanned in-calf or,
A calving happens
An active ear tag or active collar must be fitted for a minimum of 24 days before a notification for an anestrous animal will be received.
An animal with Irregular heats has 3 or more heats in 30 days. This can often indicate a reproductive issue, such as cystic ovaries.
If an animal has Irregular heats, we recommend you check her activity graph to ensure you are happy the heat is valid before breeding.
An irregular heats event ends if:
Heat cycle returns to normal, or
A calving happens
An active ear tag or active collar must be fitted for around 25-25 days before a notification for irregular heats will be received.
Watch the video to learn:
How to view animals with reproductive issues
How to use the breeding report to see animals which have not been inseminated or require pregnancy scanning
How to use the pregnancy report to see animals which require pregnancy scanning, are due to calve or overdue.
Viewing animals with reproductive issues
To view a list of animals with reproductive issues using the mobile app:
On the Dashboard, tap Repro Issues.
On the Repro Issues screen, a list of all animals identified as having reproductive issues are displayed.
Tap on the Animal ID to see more details about the animal's behaviour.
To view animals with possible reproductive issues using the web app:
From the Home screen, click on Repro Issues,
On the Repro Issues screen, all animals identified as having reproductive issues are displayed.
Click on an Animal ID to see more details about the animal's behaviour.
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