Nedap – Helping dairy farmers to be the best performing farmers in the world
Nedap Livestock Management is the global leader in farming automation using individual animal identification. For more than 40 years, Nedap strengthens dairy farmers through the most reliable and innovative cow identification, monitoring and automation solutions. They empower managers and personnel with dependable information to make operational and strategic decisions and help dairies become more efficient, productive and successful.
For Nedap, trust and reliability in both partnership and technology are key. Leading international dairy farming companies, including genetics and milking equipment suppliers, partner with Nedap to include its technology in their systems. A publicly listed company, Nedap employs more than 700 people globally, across 11 locations and 7 business units.
VAS – At the heart of your dairy
VAS is the global market leader in dairy management software and consulting services. VAS is an innovative technology company providing on-premise and Cloud solutions, business intelligence, analytics and integration to efficiently manage dairy operations. VAS’s mission is to transform dairy operations with connected technology, intelligence and analytics that enhance the profitability of the producer. To learn more about VAS visit our about page.
Overall Benefit of VAS and Nedap Collaborating Together
Nedap and VAS have been working together intensively for years. Recently they have further intensified their existing cooperation by enhancing the level of integration between DairyComp software and Nedap heat and health monitoring systems. The advanced integration enables both parties to further support and empower dairy farmers around the globe, using both Nedap technology and VAS Software solutions.
This enhanced integration ensures that detailed, reliable heat and health data generated by Nedap CowControl sensors and associated technology can be presented and evaluated within VAS DairyComp software. Simultaneously, data from DairyComp seamlessly flow into Nedap software, for instance to control Nedap drafting facilities and/or to locate animals in the barn using Nedap Cow Locating technology.
All this creates added value for those using both VAS and Nedap systems.
It helps dairy farmers in decision making based on reliable and real time information, both on operational and strategic levels, allowing them to manage and control their herds more efficiently and to increase profitability.
Learn more about Nedap and VAS collaboration.
Nedap CowControl™ Integration: DairyComp
Nedap CowControl™ is the most precise and complete herd monitoring solution. An all-in-one solution, Nedap’s SmartTag Neck combines identification, heat detection, health monitoring, herd performance trends and cow locating in a single collar device. It helps to maximize herd performance and farm efficiency by boosting reproduction results, cow health, labor efficiency and farm management.
Features and Functions
- Exchange of basic animal data – no double entry
- Animals in heat – Highly accurate overview of cows in heat with advice for the optimal insemination moment.
- Animals to check – the earliest and most reliable health alerts for cows that need urgent attention and a list of cows that need to be checked today, allowing dairy farmers to treat health issues before they become problems.
- Heat cycle graph – additional reproduction insights, helping dairy farmers to find cows with irregular heats, non-cycling cows and non-pregnant cows.
- Reports on eating and rumination behavior of individual cows – Individual health management for early detection of health issues, intensive monitoring of transition cows and post-treatment recovery. Insight into feed intake and nutritional status of individual cows.
- Integration of specific animal lists from DairyComp into Nedap dairy management system –
- Automatic drafting of specific cows for treatment and/or routing cows to their pen or to pasture.
- Quickly and easily locating cows needing attention or treatment using Nedap Cow Locating. Dairy farmer can see and follow their real-time position on his barn map via PC, tablet or smartphone.
White label products also affected
- Alta COW WATCH
- AMS Galaxy heat and health monitoring
- BouMatic HeatSeeker and RealTime+ RL
- CRV Ovalert
- GEA CowScout
- Lely Qwes
- Milkrite Interpuls UHF Heat Detective
- SAC Unitrack
- Semex AI24
Nedap Scanning ID Integration: ParlorBoss
VAS and Nedap have also integrated scanning and identification technologies that make it easier for operations that already have Nedap infrastructure to incorporate VAS ParlorBoss. ParlorBoss is a VAS-exclusive technology that serves up custom, color-coded information on each cow as it nears the end of the rotary related to health, treatment and breeding to more efficiently sort the cow, either back to its pen or to the appropriate treatment area.
Features and Functions
- Allows dairies to use existing Nedap scanning and ID technology to simplify and reduce the expense related to the deployment of ParlorBoss