Protrack® Heat

Automatically identify standing heats and non-cyclers, and make mating easier with Protrack Heat.

Protrack Heat uses a camera to automatically identify standing heats by reading Protrack Heat patches. Cows with activated or missing Protrack Heat patches are automatically drafted for further inspection and artificial insemination (AI). 

How Protrack Heat benefits your farm

Protrack Heat integrates with Protrack ID and Protrack Draft, and is accessible via your smart device (phone or tablet)*. You can:

  • automatically identify standing heats, taking pressure off you and your staff by removing the need to view cows every day
  • automatically draft cows with an activated or missing heat patch so animals are ready for AI at the end of milking, freeing staff to focus on the business of milking
  • automatically capture pre-mating heats allowing easy identification of non-cyclers so action can be taken to improve their chances of cycling activity and their opportunity for AB mating
  • access a simple suite of reports with previous heat information to aid mating decisions
  • extend AB (due to mating being easier) so you can eliminate the use of bulls and consider using Short Gestation Length (SGL) semen to tighten your calving spread 
  • monitor only the animals in your mating group – meaning no time and effort is lost on cows you don’t wish to mate
  • remove manual data entry by automatically recording heats in MINDA.

*Some existing Protrack Drafter systems may require an upgrade to integrate with Protrack Heat

How Protrack Heat Works

Herringbone sheds

  1. Heat patches are read by the Protrack Heat camera as the cows exit the dairy shed.
  2. Cows with activated and missing heat patches are drafted at end of milking session.
  3. After milking, reports are available with previous heat information enabling informed decision-making on whether to put a cow up for artificial insemination.
  4. After milking, reports are available with previous heat information enabling informed decision-making on whether to put a cow up for artificial insemination.

Rotary sheds

  1. Protrack Heat camera scans each cow's heat patches.
  2. Cows with activated and missing heat patches are drafted at end of milking session.
  3. After milking, reports are available with previous heat information enabling informed decision-making on whether to put a cow up for artificial insemination.
  4. After milking, reports are available with previous heat information enabling informed decision-making on whether to put a cow up for artificial insemination.

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Download the Protrack Heat rotary product guide.
Download the Protrack Heat in-race product guide.

Prices

Protrack® Heat

Assisted heat detection.

Product

Price

Licence fee (per annum)**

Product Rotary Sheds

Price from $25,000*

Licence fee (per annum)** $394

Product Herringbone Sheds

Price from $32,000*

Licence fee (per annum)** $504

* Prices exclude: Protrack installer's travel and cost of electrician and engineer to complete work preparation for installation. All pricing is excluding GST.

** All product licence fees cover continuous software licensing, on top of initial hardware purchase. Future software upgrades are provided. We send this as soon as it is ready for use. All product licence fees are charged on an annual basis.

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Detect heats faster and more accurately

Get in touch to request a quote or find out more about Protrack Heat.

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Install now with no payment until Sept 2018.

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Detect heats faster and more accurately

Get in touch to request a quote or find out more about Protrack Heat.

Get in touch

Install now with no payment until Sept 2018.