Cannon Dairy,
Idaho

Cannon Dairy, founded in 1959, has around 8,000 cows on two farms near Idaho Falls, Idaho. About 5,500 cows are milked at Cannon’s farm in Roberts; an additional 2,500 cows are kept at the dairy’s Shelley farm.

Cannon Dairy, founded in 1959, has around 8,000 cows on two farms near Idaho Falls, Idaho. About 5,500 cows are milked at Cannon’s farm in Roberts; an additional 2,500 cows are kept at the dairy’s Shelley farm.

“Taking into account the higher number of pregnancies, fewer days open, the gains in increased production due to lower days in milk, and improved overall herd health, our payback time has already happened.” 

Chris Crandall, Office Manager

Challenges

Cannon Dairy’s most pressing challenges center on its breeding program. The dairy’s pregnancy rate used to be a fairly steady 20%, but in late 2011 it began to fall, dropping to 11% by early 2012.

System

Allflex Heatime® Pro System, 4,150 Heatime HR tags, heat detection, rumination monitoring and cow identification functionality.

Benefits

12% increase in number of pregnancies, resulting in a 5% increase in pregnancy rate, raising annual revenue by $130 per cow – achieved within 15 months of Heatime installation.

At a Glance

  • Company:Cannon Dairy
  • Location:Shelley and Roberts, Idaho, USA
  • Herd Size:8,000 (7,000 milking) cows

Summary

Every day, the breeders use the heat reports generated by the Heatime system to identify which cows to inseminate. The hospital crews use the health reports to help them identify which cows might need special attention or treatment.

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