Caveview Farm, Australia

Caveview Farm, owned by Brendan and Amanda Ashby, with Brendan’s parents, Trevor and Anne, was established in Allendale East, in South Australia, in the mid-1900s by Brendan’s grandparents. Today, the farm milks 350 cows and carries 250 heifers on 794 acres of land.

Caveview Farm, owned by Brendan and Amanda Ashby, with Brendan’s parents, Trevor and Anne, was established in Allendale East, in South Australia, in the mid-1900s by Brendan’s grandparents. Today, the farm milks 350 cows and carries 250 heifers on 794 acres of land.

“Getting cows in calf is a really big issue, so I say, just put the Heatime System in, because it’s going to pay for itself in 2-3 years, by taking out all the guessing factors.”

Brendan Ashby, Co-Owner

Challenges

As a rotational grazing farm, effectively picking up heats and health issues, without too many false positives, is a constant challenge at Caveview.

System

Allflex Heatime® Pro System using HR LD tags for rumination, heat detection and cow identification .

Benefits

Brendan has found that the Allflex Heatime System does an excellent job of picking up heats and health issues, with few false positives.

At a Glance

  • Company:Caveview Farm
  • Location:Allendale East, South Australia
  • Herd Size:350 milking cows and 250 heifers

Summary

With the Allflex technology, Brendan has a better idea of each cow’s readiness for AI, and is better able to define the mating time. “At around 21-30 days we are making sure they are cycling properly and have had a heat. Then when we get to 60 days, we know that everything is working properly, so that on the first heat we can get the cow into calf,” he says.

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