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Farmer gets massive Censortec Ireland heat detection prize

Censortec Ireland is delighted to announce that the winner of the Nedap CowControl heat detection system is Patrick Brennan, Ballyouskill, Co. Kilkenny.

Donagh Crowley of Censortec (pictured above) visited Patrick to present the prize over the Christmas period.

Patrick and Dick Brennan are milking cows adjacent to Ballyragget in Kilkenny for many years. Patrick returned from Australia in 2007 and set up a partnership with his dad and began increasing the herd. They currently milk 145 spring calving dairy cows and are suppliers of Glanbia.

“We have been looking for a cost effective but accurate method of monitoring fertility on the farm for some time. Cost of ownership and no reoccurring or ongoing charges were important to us,“ said Patrick.

“The main reason I looked at Censortec and entered the competition was we wanted to reduce the labor input time and eliminate tail painting, etc at a very busy time of the year. We are absolutely delighted with the win and look forward to working with the Censortec team in the future.”

Donagh Crowley commented on the success of the competition, saying: “The number of entries for the competition was massive, indicating the level of interest in the Censortec heat detection systems.

“It is plain to see that farmers are interested in our animal health and heat detection systems. They are looking for a cost effective and reliable system that can monitor their herd for heat detection and general animal health.

Heat detection benefits at a glance:

  • Increased heat detection rates;
  • Increased submission rates (reduced missed heats);
  • Increased conception rates (better timing of AI);
  • Increased pregnancy rates;
  • Shorter calving intervals;
  • More days in milk;
  • More milk per cow;
  • Reduction of fertility/insemination costs;
  • Peace of mind with more control over your herd’s reproduction.
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