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  1. Thread: Genex scr

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    Hit her with Cystorelin in Nov and Dec. Hasn't...

    Hit her with Cystorelin in Nov and Dec. Hasn't helped. She's about to 300 days and I've bred her 7 times. Still milking 58#. Here's her 60 day graph:
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  2. Thread: Genex scr

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    Here's a graph of a cow that I can't seem to get...

    Here's a graph of a cow that I can't seem to get bred (in heat again today). You can see the increase in activity and the drop in rumination at each heat:

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  3. Thread: Genex scr

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    Yes the rumination should work fine. I would...

    Yes the rumination should work fine. I would think the heat detection would work too. Part of the heat detection algorithm uses the rumination as one of the indicators. We see a steep drop in...
  4. Thread: Genex scr

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    I don't have the SCR system and I don't have a...

    I don't have the SCR system and I don't have a tie stall barn either. I have been using the Cowmanager activity monitor eartags for 3 years.

    The eartags work by monitoring the motion of the...
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    drdiederich, Now that you have had your pusher...

    drdiederich,

    Now that you have had your pusher for 7 months, please update us on how it is doing. Any issues? Milk increase? How does it do on ice/snow?

    I talked to the Valmetal rep at the...
  6. Mr. UvMilk, I like the looks of your product,...

    Mr. UvMilk,

    I like the looks of your product, but I can't figure out how it could be economical for my operation. By regulations, we must use 4 filters per day (must install a new filter before...
  7. Thread: bovikalc

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    I've been trying the Genex product for the past...

    I've been trying the Genex product for the past month. It works fine, but I still prefer the Agrilabs triple calcium bolus. The Agrilabs only requires one bolus instead of two.

    As an experiment,...
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    Try contacting Dann Bolinger at Michigan State...

    Try contacting Dann Bolinger at Michigan State University Extension:

    http://expeng.anr.msu.edu/uploads/files/20/tile%20line%20smoke%20in%20july%20show%20guide.pdf
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    Around $13 per set. Usually buy a box of 100 (25...

    Around $13 per set. Usually buy a box of 100 (25 sets) to get into that price range. Prices range from $14 to $17 per set if bought in individual sets.
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    I graze my dry cows and heifers. The dry...

    I graze my dry cows and heifers.

    The dry cows are typically out of range most of the time at my farm. When they get close to the barn, the data is downloaded. The tag can store 14 days of...
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    I'm at 120 cows, but I also crop farm 1200 acres....

    I'm at 120 cows, but I also crop farm 1200 acres. That means that during certain months I have to spend a lot of time in the field. During those months, the time I can spend with the cows is...
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    It appears that SCR is calling these new tags...

    It appears that SCR is calling these new tags "eSense", but there is no info on their website. The FCC does have registration data for the frequencies that they are using and it also details how...
  13. Thread: bovikalc

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    Yes the Agrilabs gun is metal and will work with...

    Yes the Agrilabs gun is metal and will work with either pill. The plunger on this gun comes all the way to the end, so there is no need to cut any off of it. I work the gun into the back of their...
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    I've been using PCDart for about 10 years. I...

    I've been using PCDart for about 10 years. I love the Pocket Dairy for my android phone.
  15. Thread: bovikalc

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    I really prefer the triple calcium bolus's (the...

    I really prefer the triple calcium bolus's (the big 176 gram size) from AgriLabs: http://www.pbsanimalhealth.com/details/Triple-Calcium-Bolus/13-863.html

    They used to have a offer of buy two cases...
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    Research has shown that overfeeding by 2-5%...

    Research has shown that overfeeding by 2-5% results in more milk per cow per day. Research has also shown that sweeping up multiple times during the day increases intake and milk production. I am...
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    I like the looks of that chute. Single extra...

    I like the looks of that chute. Single extra wide belly strap, geared winches, open sides. What is the contraption above the headgate?
    ...
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    The video shows them working together with a...

    The video shows them working together with a single crank: http://www.comforthoofcare.com/videos/

    In the video, it looks like it takes a considerable effort to crank. There does not appear to...
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    I am using a Zimmerman, which is similar. Cost...

    I am using a Zimmerman, which is similar. Cost was $4500 USD two years ago. http://www.zimmermanequipment.com/hoof_care/model_hvc12.php

    The only problem I have with it is the older cows tend to...
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    I think you guys might be right on the Orbeseal. ...

    I think you guys might be right on the Orbeseal. Great product, but it has its quirks.
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    What's growing in my milk hose?

    I started using silicone milk hose a couple years ago. A few weeks ago, I noticed some black dots on the inside of the milk hose. I sliced it open and they look like mold but are hard. I've never...
  22. Thread: Cow Manager

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    You are not required to use the company buttons. ...

    You are not required to use the company buttons. I think all the RFID button tags are the same size and the sensor fits right onto the button.

    I looked up the tags that you are using. They are...
  23. Thread: Cow Manager

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    I installed Cowmanager in Febuary 2015, so I now...

    I installed Cowmanager in Febuary 2015, so I now have 18 months of experience with the system. My reproduction numbers have improved greatly since installing the system (I was using visual heat...
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    I usually use the Jersey Association's "Bullseye"...

    I usually use the Jersey Association's "Bullseye" website to narrow down the list. I click on the polled button and then set minimums for Fat, Protein, Milk and Jersey udder index (JUI). That...
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    Feed palatants for dairy cows

    I received a magazine the other day called "International Dairy Topics". The only article that caught my eye was about feed palatants for dairy cows in robot operations. They feed pellets at the...
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