Funk’s Midway Dairy, Minnesota

A true family farm, Funk’s Midway Dairy, located near Melrose, Minnesota, was established in the 1970s by John and Dorothy Funk. Today the dairy is run by John and Dorothy and their three sons.

A true family farm, Funk’s Midway Dairy, located near Melrose, Minnesota, was established in the 1970s by John and Dorothy Funk. Today the dairy is run by John and Dorothy and their three sons.

“If cow health is important to you, the rumination monitoring will make the system pay for itself – and that’s without even considering the heat activity part.”

Karl Funk, Co-Owner

Challenges

As the farm grew, it became harder to train new employees to watch effectively for standing heat. Also, the Funks were looking for a better way to monitor the health of their fresh cows.

System

Allflex’s Heatime® HR Tag with rumination, heat detection and cow identification functionality + Allflex’s DataFlow II herd monitoring system.

Benefits

Utilizing the highly detailed heat information provided by the Heatime system, Funk closely tracks conception rates relative to time left for AI as indicated by the system.

At a Glance

  • Company: Funk’s Midway Dairy
  • Location: New Munich, Minnesota
  • Herd Size: 600 cows

Summary

The Allflex health reports have significantly reduced the daily health observation workload, particularly on fresh cows. And, by using the rumination measurements to assess response to treatment, Funk has gained actionable, money-saving insight.

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