The Jantec electronic herd identification system can be used in a rotary or herringbone dairy. It combines the features of an electronic herd identification system (using NLIS ear tags) and a herd management program. The system accurately identifies animals entering the platform and provides a means of alerting the operator via voice message and coloured text on a screen near the operator. All alerts and events such as calvings, matings, pregnancy tests, treatments, etc. can easily be recorded. The system also controls the feed to each animal according to the feeding scheme used. If there are inline sensors installed on the platform, the system will automatically record the measured parameters against each animal for each milking. These may include milk volume, cell count, fat, protein, lactose, temperature, conductivity and animal weights. Additional options include different types of automatic sorting, including pre and post milking sorting, teat spraying, and integration with various heat detection systems.
A screen/touchscreen at cups-on and/or cups-off can be attached to a swing arm for viewing flexibility or can be free to move around. The rotary ID system identifies the animal, speaks any messages, displays any alerts and other information on the screen near the operator, and determines how much feed is required from each feed head. Other functions such as teat spraying also occur at this time.
The herringbone ID system identifies the animal as it moves through a narrow raceway leading on to the platform with all alerts and feeding functioning in the same manner as in a rotary. A screen/touchscreen is normally placed at the front of the pit. The herringbone entries are narrowed down to allow for accurate animal identification. This usually also helps to improve animal flow.
With the feeding option, the platform can be fully loaded before feeding commences or feeding can start for each animal as they move onto the platform.
Accurate cow and bail identification. (Many vets and technicians involved in pregnancy testing will attest that the Jantec ID system is the most accurate system available. This is particularly important when milk metering is involved).
Visual and audio alerts. The milking screen layout can be tailored to suit the operator. Text for the alerts is spoken on the sound system when cows enter the platform.
Controls feed to each cow by production, groups, etc. The system can control numerous feed heads with each feed head being independent and which can be ramped up or ramped down.
Ability to record all events e.g. Births, matings, preg tests, dry-offs, treatments, etc.
Integrated herd management software.
Has option for automatic weighing, automatic recording of milk volume, fat, protein, lactose, temperature, conductivity, somatic cell count, milking times, and flow rates.
Powerful selection and reporting.
Numerous automatic features.
Automatic teat spray controller (rotaries only - normally situated at cups-on or cups-off or both).
Easier herd recording. Integrates with hand held wireless recording units and different types of label printer.
Uses NLIS electronic ear tags.
Modular system which can be added to when it suits.
Proven over time to be reliable and user friendly.