Keep the overview.
The HERDEplus cow body scan (cbs) 3D image analysis system takes your daily animal monitoring to new dimensions. The assistance system measures the cows by sensors while they are in motion and always provides you with up-to-date progress data on locomotion and body condition.
for animal health
Detected deviations from the animal-specific expected values allow you to draw conclusions about incipient lameness or lactation-dependent conditioning of your herd.
The data obtained are in constant exchange with the animal-individual information from the herd management system HERDEplus. If selection technology is available, these animals can be made available for evaluation and if necessary for treatment.
HERDEplus cow body scan was developed for the automated evaluation of Friesian-Holstein cows. The contactless technique determines the individual changes in movement behavior and deviations in body condition.
The milked cows are recognized electronically via a separate animal recognition system and the optical sensor determines distinctive body points in an “on-the-fly” process.
Diese werden im Verlauf der wiederholten täglichen Messungen als Wochenmittelwert an HERDEplus übergeben. Recommendations for action and conclusions can be used in the data network with the hoof care specialist for further treatment.
Benefits and features
- Time savings
- No fixation of the animals
- Fault-free production process
- Objective, contactless and automatic animal measurement
- Detection and reporting of deviations from the animal’s individual normal condition
- Output of watch lists with noticeable animals
- Group- and individual-animal-specific evaluations
- Early detection of hoof problems, excessive fat mobilization and overconditioning.
- Positive effects on animal welfare and business success
- Data link with HERDEplus and KLAUE
This is how it works
- battery-free, maintenance-free animal detection recognizes the cow
- Sensor detects key points on body “on-the-fly
- Cow passes through the sensor area
- Algorithms result in animal-specific deviations
- Results are transferred to the herd management program
Results in herd management
The following requirements are necessary for the installation in your barn:
- HERDEcowbodyscan is installed after the milking parlor, thereby a common return drive is required
- This requires at least a 3-4 m long, straight, level walkway in which the cows can walk individually and without obstacles
- Installation of the sensor with a clear view of the running area at a height of at least 3.40 m
- No intentional stop or back up of animals in the sensor area, for a normal gait pattern without stressors
Furthermore you will need:
- The herd management system HERDEplus with stored RFID transponders
- A permanent Internet connection with more than 25 Mbit
At Eurotier 2018, the collaborative project cow body scan was presented with the Innovations Award 2018 in silver by the German Agricultural Society (DLG), along with 24 other innovations. In addition, it was honored by the German Association of Practicing Veterinarians (bpt) and the DLG with the special “Animal Welfare Award”, which was awarded for the first time. This recognizes products that particularly meet the requirements for a higher animal welfare standard.
These awards are a great tribute to our work. They confirm that we are on the right track and at the same time it is an obligation for our determined further development up to the market launch.
About the project consortium
The collaborative project cow body scan is developed in a consortium with the following partners:
- Dorsch Softwareentwicklung
- Schneider Elektronik GmbH & Co.KG
- dsp-Agrosoft GmbH
- Landesamt für Umwelt, Landwirtschaft und Geologie Köllitsch
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cow size (cs)
- Controlling the growth process
cow condition score (ccs)
- Optimization of feeding over the entire lactation course using information on body mass mobilization, fattening, weight loss, course of energy balances, etc.
- Control of drystone feeding
- Prevention of metabolic diseases, over-restraining of the adaptability of animals, etc.
- Determination of the individual voluntary waiting period
cow movement score (cms)
- early detection of pathological changes in the gait pattern
- Improvement of hoof health in connection with the management software KLAUE