Cow Monitoring Solutions

Afimilk’s cow monitoring solutions help you save time, improve herd health and boost revenue.

Afimilk’s advanced Neck Collar for Cow Monitoring.

Meet Afimilk’s Advanced Neck Collar for Cow Monitoring.

AfiCollar accurately alerts heat detection and
monitors rumination and eating for digestion and
health management with 24/7 wireless activity.
Collar for cow monitoring

The Leading Leg Sensor for Cow Monitoring

The Leading Leg Sensor for Cow Monitoring

AfiAct II increases your herd’s pregnancy rate by providing
accurate and time-sensitive heat detection, calving alerts,
and monitoring of the cow’s wellbeing.
AfiCollar
AfiActII
playground-collar

Advanced Neck Collar for Cow Monitoring

Benefits include:

  • Accurate heat detection.
  • Accurate rumination and eating time data.
  • Individual cow health alerts.
  • Group digestion alerts.
  • 24/7 wireless detection and management.

Accurate Heat Detection, 24/7

Identify cows for timely insemination.

AfiCollar provides accurate and time-sensitive heat detection data for improving your herd’s pregnancy rate. Use AfiCollar to identify which cows to inseminate and the best time for insemination. AfiCollar heat detection is also ideal for grazing cows.

Accurate Health Monitoring

Accurate rumination and eating patterns are used as indications of each cow’s health. Receive health alerts when cows stray from their patterns. The alerts detail the changes and possible causes.

Animal Behavior Monitoring

AfiCollar monitors animal behavior (rumination, eating, and motion). This information is translated by AfiFarm to provide updated, round-the-clock monitoring and warnings for groups, and individual cows.

Group Digestion Monitoring

Using the data provided by AfiCollars, AfiFarm’s smart technology learns the rumination and eating patterns of the herd. Group digestion alerts are provided when changes to these patterns occur at a group level.

Milk Sensors Integration

AfiCollar works together with Afimilk’s MPC Milk Meters and AfiLab to provide accurate data on the quality of each cow’s milk, and their individual health. This data is used to provide early detection and alerts of health issues, such as ketosis.

Afi2Go Pro

Afi2Go Pro mobile app benefits:
  • Retrieve animal status, events and more.
  • Search for an animal by typing her number or swiping your mobile phone over the AfiCollar sensor.
  • Assign tags or codes out in the fields or sheds.
  • Manage cows for inseminations and treatments.
  • Sort cows.
All from your mobile device

Features and Capabilities

Eating & Rumination

AfiCollar continuously monitors the eating patterns of the cows and heifers as well as the rumination time. Each activity provides information about the animal’s health, and changes might indicate a disease sign or a change in the animal’s wellbeing.

The advanced neck sensor provides insights on:

  • rumination
  • eating
  • the combination of rumination and eating

All of the above is provided per individual cow and per group for broader analysis.

Cow Eating and Rumination

Cutting-edge software for herd monitoring and management

Use AfiFarm to monitor both your herd’s status and performance at a glance, and also per individual animal. The information provided by AfiFarm empowers you to make critical decisions quickly, for effective farm management.

The ABC dashboard delivers the most important data in a clear, accessible approach. It also integrates various Afimilk systems and tools to provide a comprehensive overview of cow and herd yield, health, and more.

Accurate heat detection

AfiCollar provides accurate heat detection for cows and heifers raised in closed barns or pasture grazing. It is used to manage:

  • Animals for insemination.
  • Best timing for insemination.
  • Anestrus cows.
  • Suspected abortion.
  • Ovulation cycles.
Accurate cow Heat detection

Unique tool for health monitoring

AfiCollar continuously monitors the animal’s eating and rumination patterns and detects fluctuactions for alerts. In addition, AfiCollar includes embedded interfaces with afimilk’s tools to combine the necessary data (rumination and eating times; milk yield and conductivity; fat, protein, and lactose) to provide an accurate health indication of each cow. It also raises alerts to the following issues:

  • Mastitis
  • Ketosis
  • Fresh cow sickness
  • Non-specific health issue
Monitor eating and rumination patterns

Group Comfort

A thorough understanding of the state of each animal is essential for its welfare, and so is the comprehensive understanding of the group or herd as a whole.

With the AfiCollar the digestion patterns are monitored individually and per the entire group. offering information at a higher level for efficient management.

Main benefits of group monitoring:

  • Detection of daily changes in groups’ digestion status
  • Monitoring of health and wellbeing of per group of animals
  • Nutrition indication for required adaptations which might affect the health of entire herd and consequently affect milk production.
Hard Group Comfort

Extended range signal for pasture cows

Sophisticated electronic design with a high energy battery ensures extended collar performance (extended warranty period can be purchased).

Materials that are made to last

Created using durable, quality materials, the collar is designed to withstand impact and other harsh farm conditions, including extreme temperatures and precipitation.

cow monitoring extended range

Technology that works round the clock

  • Easy setup and operation – wireless technology allows for continuous and reliable performance​ – wireless technology allows for continuous and reliable performance
  • 24/7 Monitoring, wireless reading – collar sensors are read every few minutes thanks to wireless technology and sophisticated antennas.
  • Wireless connection to the PC –  the Reader (which reads the collars in the barn) does not need to be wired to the controller. Therefore, you can place the controller where you feel is best!
  • Extended range – extended reader coverage of up to 800m/0.5mi allows you to cover your farm using a minimal number of Readers.

Data and insights from AfiCollar can be retrieved in two easy ways:

Desktop Management with AfiFarm Herd Management Software and the ABC Dashboard for convenient use.

Afi2Go Pro Mobile Application – to access data of any cow, view lists, sort cows, and add events easily and quickly, giving you the flexibility to be where you’re needed most.

mobile-and-desktop-friendly-dashboard

More Information about AfiCollar

AfiCollar Interactive E-book

Сow Monitoring Brochure

You may also be interested in this

Automated Monitoring of Dairy Cows’

Automated Monitoring of Dairy Cows’

Automatically monitored behavioral (feeding and locomotor) irregularities of Israeli Holstein cows were investigated in three dairies in relation to animals’ health status and stress conditions. Feeding behavior patterns were analyzed on the base of automatic on-line recording of feeding events. Indices of feeding behavior irregularities were proposed.
Long lasted feeding behavior irregularities were accompanied by poor health related parameters: higher milk Somatic Cells Count and conductivity, greater body condition loss toward first insemination, and increased cooling rate.

Read More
Put your cows on auto control

Put your cows on auto control

The system makes it possible to take care of each cow individually, even if it is part of a very large herd. As a matter of fact, the larger the herd, the sooner the system will be able to “pay for itself”. The Afimilk dairy management system is a product of SAE Afikim, a company that has specialized in computerized systems for the modern dairy farm for the past 30 years.

Read More
playground-act2

The Leading Cow Leg Sensor

PROVIDES FIVE SOLUTIONS IN A SINGLE PACKAGE:
Heat Detection, Animal Identification, Calving Alert,
Rest,  Well Being.

Accurate Heat Detection, 24/7

AfiAct II increases your herd’s pregnancy rate by providing accurate and time-sensitive heat detection. It identifies cows for insemination, and the ideal time to inseminate them.

 

Superior Animal ID

Afimilk utilizes sophisticated antenna technology that allows the same tag to function as an effective, accurate tool for cow identification in the milking parlor and at the sorting gate.

Calving Alerts

Receive alerts at the start of calving, and when prolonged calving occurs. Use these to provide timely interventions that prevent complications and calf mortality.

Monitor Rest, Health,
and Group Wellbeing

Identify health problems and group well-being issues such as overcrowding, poor bedding, excess group activity, or any other factors that disturb the animals’ comfort and can impact their production.

Features and Capabilities

Accurate Heat Detection:

Smart technology for heat detection and fertility management

Our AfiAct II solution improves your pregnancy rate with its accurate heat detection sensor:

  • Sensitive: Consistently exceeds detection benchmark tests.
  • Proven: Validated by animals and farms in 50+ countries.
  • Smart: Unique algorithms developed and tested specifically for heifers and cows in open barns, free-stalls, and grazing regimes.
    Our smart management system helps you optimize work routines, and adapt versatile farm practices.
  • Efficient: Filters save labor by removing animals following group changes, pregnancy checks, and hoof-trimming to avoid false alerts.
  • Flexible: Adapts to versatile work protocols, such as multiple breeding/single breeding, ov-sync, and more…
Accurate Heat Detection

Reliable and Durable

Leverage 40 years of experience and development

Mechanical design made to last

Purchase AfiAct II to take advantage of more than 40 year’s experience in designing and supplying premium leg sensors to millions of animals in a vast array of farm types. AfiAct II’s solid mechanical design will weather the harshest farm conditions.

Electronic design with cutting edge technology

AfiAct II leg tag contains sophisticated motion detectors, designed to optimize the performance of the sensors, antenna communication, and remote reading.

24/7 Wireless Reading Tag

Monitor your animals wherever they are located

AfiAct II tags maximize your management range by connecting to the farm’s WiFi. This system reads the tags every few minutes and sends the information to your AfiFarm. As a result, you always have the latest data about each cow, wherever they are located. It also means you no longer have to bring the animals to the Reading station to achieve this.

Heat detection: Access to updated information enables you to improve pregnancy rates by providing you with an accurate heat detection list. This way, you know exactly which cows to inseminate, and when.

AfiAct II is a powerful tool to optimize insemination timing for each animal, improve the conception chances, and increase the farm’s pregnancy rate.

Afi2Go Pro logo

A focused mobile app for the mobile manager

Take your office to the field by using the Afi2Go Pro mobile app. The mobile app enables you to do the following tasks on site:

  • Search Animal Data: Simply type in the animal number or use the RFID (Bluetooth) wand to open the Cow ID card.
  • Browse lists: View Animals for insemination, sick animals, sorted, or vet events (planned treatment).
  • Make decisions: Sort, assign codes, assign tags, move groups,  change status, monitor calving, manage insemination, and define treatments through the Afi2Go Pro mobile app.

Stay Alert! Farm Notifications Mobile App

Time sensitive events are now sent directly into your smartphone and displayed as splash notifications. They are available, at all times, in your farm-notification inbox.

Animal Wellbeing

Monitor resting time, health and comfort

A rested, comfortable cow is a productive cow. Research shows that 1 lost hour of resting time, equates to a loss of 1.7kg/2.2 lb of milk in the tank! Use AfiAct II tags along with AfiFarm software to monitor cow wellbeing, and receive alerts for the following:

  • Detect sick animals – be informed of animals that may be ill.
  • Group Welfare index – be informed of which groups are restless.
  • Overcrowding – know when groups are affected by overcrowding issues.
  • Bedding Quality – be informed when a group’s comfort is compromised.
  • Group changes alerts – be informed when group changes are causing restless behavior in the group.

Calving Alert Service

Calving alerts increase intervention effectiveness and help reduce mortality rates

Being able to determine calving time can often prevent the death of calves and cows.

The AfiAct II Calving Alert Service sends notifications directly to your smartphone just before calving starts. Alerts are also sent in cases of prolonged calving, which may require intervention.

  • Successful – already used and proven on large-scale farms, and in in hundreds of farms in more than 50 countries.
  • Time sensitive – AfiAct II Calving Alert Service is the only available tool that provides alerts less than 4 hours before calving, and in instances of prolonged calving.
  • Accessible – All you need is a smartphone! Notifications will arrive directly into your Farm Notification inbox, using Afimilk iOS or Android app.

Animal ID

Accurate Animal ID in the milking parlor and at the sorting gate

To achieve effective herd management you need optimal sensors along with the reliable identification of animals being milked, sorted, or fed at automated feeders.

Afimilk’s unique technology for electronic identification of animals is accurate and comprehensive, with AfiAct II leg tags, no additional tags are needed.

AfiFarm provides stall antennas that are suitable for any farm and any parlor.

Automation and Management

Accurate identification in the milking parlor and at the sorting gate

AfiAct II is a reliable tool for measuring animal behavior. It works together with AfiFarm software for farm management and automation. Below are some of the benefits of this collusion:

  • Cow ID in the milking parlor and at the sort gate
    AfiAct II provides accurate ID rates in the parlor and sort gate.
  • Smart monitoring tools
    AfiFarm analyzes the animals’ behavior data (provided by AfiAct II), in conjunction with its yield and milk composition (Milk Meter and AfiLab).
  • Great heat detection and management tools
    AfiFarm brings the management tools you need to make decisions that improve your farm’s fertility rates, monitor the impact of decisions, and execute tasks.
  • Find animals for attention and sort them
    AfiAct II will help you detect animals for insemination, and check/treat other animals as required. AfiFarm will help you sort them to the correct pen, at the designated times.
  • Single software – heat detection, herd management, milk recording, and parlor automation all achieved using a single software package.

And more….

More Information about AfiAct II

Play Video

Farmer's Stories

Сow Monitoring Brochure

You may also be interested in this

Automated Monitoring of Dairy Cows’

Automated Monitoring of Dairy Cows’

Automatically monitored behavioral (feeding and locomotor) irregularities of Israeli Holstein cows were investigated in three dairies in relation to animals’ health status and stress conditions. Feeding behavior patterns were analyzed on the base of automatic on-line recording of feeding events. Indices of feeding behavior irregularities were proposed.
Long lasted feeding behavior irregularities were accompanied by poor health related parameters: higher milk Somatic Cells Count and conductivity, greater body condition loss toward first insemination, and increased cooling rate.

Read More

Explore Afimilk's solutions

image-afifarm-new

The ultimate dairy farm management

Afimilk’s

Cow Monitoring

solutions

Parlor automation

& farm management

© 2019-2020 Afimilk Ltd. | All Rights Reserved     Terms of use | Privacy policy

Cow monitoring Ebook by afimilk

Get the E-book

Get the brochure