Hegnes farm, Norway

Frode Størseth runs a 130 Simmental cow breeding herd, which he sells as livestock, in addition to integrating some in his own herd. All cows and heifers are artificially inseminated. The farm also has 80 winter-fed sheep, which Frode breeds in the spring.

Frode Størseth runs a 130 Simmental cow breeding herd, which he sells as livestock, in addition to integrating some in his own herd. All cows and heifers are artificially inseminated. The farm also has 80 winter-fed sheep, which Frode breeds in the spring.

“I finally got very tired of trudging around the barn to detect heat. You want to have a family life as well, and the day only has 24 hours. I also missed a lot of heats, and I wanted to do something about it. SenseHub was the solution.”

Frode Størseth, Owner

Challenges

Reliably identify the optimal time for insemination – without stressful, time-consuming visual observation – and better plan ahead.

System

Allflex SenseHub system with cSense Flex neck tags

Benefits

Hit rates have soared, the workload is significantly eased, and planning of calvings is now possible.

  • Company:Hegnes farm
  • Location:Meråker, Norway
  • Herd size:130 Simmental cows and over 80 sheep

Summary

By relying on SenseHub to identify heats, Frode can now spend his time on other, more productive work, while pregnancy hit rates skyrocket. The system has also proven beneficial for identifying night heats, “making it an invaluable aid for insemination accuracy, but also for me getting the necessary number of hours of sleep,” says Frode. With two calving periods annually, as well as lambing to consider, SenseHub has helped him plan better more concentrated calving periods.

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