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Animal Performance

You can’t manage what you don’t measure.

Assessing stock performance is a key component of increased profitability. It enables analysis of the many factors (genetics, feed, health maintenance programmes) that influence the farming system. Forward thinking farmers are implementing automated equipment solutions that facilitate quick and accurate data capture making on-farm decisions much clearer based on informed measurement.

Livestock Performance: The Benefits of a Regular Weighing Programme Basic Introduction

As the demands on agriculture production across the world continue to increase so does the ever growing need to manage farming operations as efficiently as possible. Keeping costs down and tracking conversion of inputs to outputs is becoming increasingly critical to the continued health of the business and stock alike.

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Leading Angus Stud Focusses on Stock Recording for Rapid Genetic Progress


Read how Kelly and Tim Brittain have developed one of New Zealand's top performing Angus stud herds by streamlining and automating their extensive artificial insemination programme.

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Ensuring Cows are in Good Condition for Calving and Mating


The McCormick's are putting new technology to good use for both the main dairy cattle operation and for the thoroughbred horses also on their property.

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59Gallagher is set to release the TSi 2 Livestock Manager – an extremely powerful animal management system that is even faster and smarter than its award-winning predecessor.
60Gallagher has unveiled a clever little heat detection product that offers farmers a huge return on investment. The Flashmate® Electronic Heat Detector, a standalone disposable device that monitors cow heat behaviour 24/7, was on display at this year’s National Fieldays.
61Cambridge farmer Garry Reymer has always believed that accurate heat detection is the most important factor for successful dairy farming.
21Critical for complying with EID traceability schemes, learn how EID tags are making a positive difference on the leading farms.
47TSi used to save signficant time and improve accuracy dramatically on 3,000 acre Wagyu-Angus cross operation in Australia.
49Being able to weigh 500 cattle in three hours is a major advantage of the TSi Livestock Manager for Phil Redding.
51​Weighing & Electronic Identity solution guides better cattle buying
43​A Gallagher Sheep Auto Drafter is helping Alister and Michelle Donald maximise the value of lambs finished on their 217 ha South Canterbury farm.
71Follow how Gallagher's weighing and EID systems are making deer farming easier and more efficient at Peel Forest Estate.
73David Cole would be the first to admit farming in Northland is not an easy job at the best of times, and choosing to mate cows in winter for autumn calving doesn’t make things easier.