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Ear tags for early disease detection in cattle

New sensor system for early detection of respiratory disease in feedlot cattle shows promise

An ear tag sensor system developed and validated for heat detection and health monitoring in the dairy industry by Agis Automatisering of the Netherlands is showing promise as a tool for early detection of respiratory disease in feedlot cattle in Canada. The CowManager SensOor tag clips onto an Allflex radio frequency identification button to pick […] Read more

Low-stress feedlot handling system easy on cattle and people

The quiet, 'easy does it' approach of cattle handling at Kolk Farms

Animal handling is a big deal at Kolk Farms. It has to be when you’re looking out for the wellbeing of people and 12,000 head of cattle every day, year in and year out. Quiet has always been the word as far as animal handling goes, says Leighton Kolk. Cattle, hogs and poultry have all […] Read more