AFI Lab

AfiLab

Produced by afimilk, S.A.E AFIKIM, Kibbutz, Israel. AfiLab is an in-line monitor of milk quality, which provides an indication of components and yield to give producers an idea of cow performance. It is located in the parlor system and has parameters of fat, lactose, and protein. 

AfiWeigh

Produced by afimilk, S.A.E AFIKIM, Kibbutz, Israel. Afiweigh records cattle weight, as the cows will automatically walk over it twice. It is located at the parlor exit and has a parameter of cow weight.

Smartbow

Produced by MKW electronics GmbH, Jutogasse, Austria. SmartBow is a cow locomotion and movement monitor that can be used for locating animals within a barn. It is located on the right ear and has parameters of position and movement.

Cow Manager Sensor

Produced by Cow Manager BV, Harmelen, the Netherlands. Cow Manager SensOor  is an an ear tag monitoring cattle head movement, feeding behavior, rumination, and temperature as general health, digestive health, and estrus. It is located in the left ear and has parameters of rumination time, feeding time, ear skin temperature, and activity. 

Nedap Heat Detection Realtime

Produced by Nedap Parallelweg, the Netherlands. Nedap Heat Detecion Realtime is a leg mounted technology that monitors activity in order to predict health and estrus related behavior. It is located on the left rear leg and has parameters of lying time, steps, and locomotion.

Track-a-Cow

Produced by ENGS, Hampshire, UK. Track-a-Cow is a technology monitoring cow activity and lying and standing behavior as predictors of health and estrus. Additionally, this technology monitors feeding behavior in order to detect digestive health. It is located on the right front leg and has parameters of lying time and time at the feed bunk

AfiActII Pedometer

Produced by afimilk, Afikim, Kibbutz, Israel. AfiActII Pedometer is a leg pedometer that calculates deviations of activity, standing and lying time, and rest time. It is located on the right rear leg and has parameters of lying time and steps.

Moo Monitor+

Produced by Dairy Master, Kerry, Ireland. MooMonitor+ is a neck based collar system that monitors activity, rumination time, feeding time, and inactivity to predict health and estrus behavior. It is located on the neck and has a parameter of neck activity.

Bella Ag Bolus

Produced by Bella Ag Systems, Loveland, Colorado. BellaAg Temperature Bolus is an orally administered recticulorumen temperature bolus that allows a producer to monitor health and estrus in cattle through temperature changes. It is located in the reticulorumen and has a parameter of reticulorumen temperature.

Moocall

Produced by MooCall, Dublin, Ireland. MooCall is a tail mounted sensor that measures tail movement pattern triggered by labor contractions for calving detection. When they reach a certain level of intensity over a period of time it then sends an SMS text alert directly to your cell phone. It is located on the tail, and has a parameter of tail movement. 

Fresh Cow Manager

Produced by Fresh Cow Manager, Boulder, CO. Fresh Cow Manager is a device that is attached to the rump and tail of the and using a gentle pain-free vibration of the tail the first 3 weeks post freshening. This sends signals to the brain that trigger increased activity. It is located on the tail or rump.