Scheres Brothers Farm Group, New Zealand

The Scheres family farm, today run by Thomas Scheres and his wife Andrea. The original farm was established by Thomas’ grandparents in the 1950s. As a 50/50 share milker, Thomas owns the herd that stands at 550 strong, including 420 milking cows.

The Scheres family farm, today run by Thomas Scheres and his wife Andrea. The original farm was established by Thomas’ grandparents in the 1950s. As a 50/50 share milker, Thomas owns the herd that stands at 550 strong, including 420 milking cows.

“In the past, I might make assumptions about identifying heat, but not necessarily the correct ones. Heatime eliminates the errors – it’s either yes or no. There’s no maybe about whether to mate the cows.”

 Thomas Scheres

Challenges

As production was increasing, Peter was finding it harder to get cows in calf. And having relied on bulls to supplement AI, he was looking for a more foolproof system.

System

Allflex Heatime® HR System for heat and health monitoring.

Benefits

Thanks to the accuracy of Heatime, the use of higher-cost sexed Friesian semen has been justified, and Wes has been able to move entirely to AI.

At a Glance

  • Company: Scheres Brothers Farm Group
  • Location: Lichfield, New Zealand
  • Herd Size: 420 milking cows, 130 calves and heifers

Summary

“Heatime highlights sick cows much quicker than we normally could. It’s making the employment side much easier, and it takes out all the doubt and questions whether that cow is in heat or not. It just makes life a lot easier.

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