Nicola Renato Farm, Italy

The Nicola Renato Farm is a second generation family run farm in Northwest Italy. Founded in 1940 with just five cows, the farm grew to 40 milking cows by the 1990s. The farm was renovated in 1995 and now has a herd of 185 cows, including 95 milking cows and 60 heifers.

“Before using SCR’s Heatime System, I made all the decisions based on personal experience. Now with Heatime, I feel closer to the cows and more confident in my decisions.”

Alessandro Nicola, Co-Owner and Herd Manager

Challenges

Nicola felt that visual observation wasn’t delivering the maximum pregnancy rate. “I had the feeling that I was missing heats and this was something we just couldn’t afford,” he explains.

System

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

Benefits

With the Allflex Heatime HR System, Nicola Renato’s insemination success rate has been improving. Within six months of installing the system, the dairy’s average conception interval had decreased by 19 days.

At a Glance

  • Company:Nicola Renato Farm
  • Location:Cavallermaggiore, Italy
  • Herd Size:185 milking cows

Summary

Even with all the time savings and improved management of cow health and nutrition, Nicola says that confidence in his decision making and peace of mind are the two most important benefits that Allflex’s system has brought him. With the system, Nicola feels closer to the cows and better connected to the farm. He sums this up by saying, “With Allflex’s Heatime, I’m more sure of what I do.” With this confidence, Nicola looks forward to increasing profits and to expanding Nicola Renato’s herd size in the near future.

Want to speak with someone at the farm?

We’d like to keep in touch with exclusive Allflex Livestock Intelligence offers and the latest info by email or phone. By clicking the box below you agree that Allflex Livestock Intelligence, may collect, use and disclose, among its related companies, your personal data which you have provided in this form, for providing marketing material that you have agreed to receive, in accordance with our data protection policy.
We’d like to keep in touch with exclusive Allflex Livestock Intelligence offers and the latest info by email or phone. By clicking the box below you agree that Allflex Livestock Intelligence, may collect, use and disclose, among its related companies, your personal data which you have provided in this form, for providing marketing material that you have agreed to receive, in accordance with our data protection policy. Allflex Livestock Intelligence is a brand of MSD Animal Health, a division Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, and marketing communications will be sent by entities involved in the MSD Animal Health operations. You have the right to remove your consent at any time, by contacting us at the following email address: dataprivacy@allflex.global
Allflex Livestock Intelligence is a brand of MSD Animal Health, a division Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, and marketing communications will be sent by entities involved in the MSD Animal Health operations. You have the right to remove your consent at any time, by contacting us at the following email address: dataprivacy@allflex.global

Download Case Study

You may also find these testimonials interesting