Bowman Dairy Farm, Indiana

Bowman Dairy Farm, founded in 1958 by the parents of current owners Trent and Bennie Bowman, is today on a second lease of life. After milking stopped in 1984, the dairy operation was revived in 1996 by the two brothers.

Bowman Dairy Farm, founded in 1958 by the parents of current owners Trent and Bennie Bowman, is today on a second lease of life. After milking stopped in 1984, the dairy operation was revived in 1996 by the two brothers.

“Drug and semen savings cover three-fifths of the SCR system cost. DA-related savings – surgery, selling and replacement – cover the remainder. I’m confident it will pay for itself in 18 months.”

Trent Bowman, Co-Owner

Challenges

Bowman brothers were looking at raising standing heat breeding rate; reduce costs of synchronization drugs and semen.

System

Allflex Heatime® HR Tag with rumination, heat detection and cow identification functionality.

Benefits

“I budgeted a four-year repayment, but at the rate we are going now, I think it will be 12-18 months.”

At a Glance

  • Company: Bowman Dairy Farm
  • Location: Hagerstown, Indiana
  • Herd Size: 1,000 cows

Summary

The immediate insight provided by the rumination monitoring is enabling Bowman to make better decisions about cows with metabolic problems. “For a middle of the road cow, if the Heatime system tells us the treatment is not working, we can sell her before she loses significant weight.

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