Mauricio Álvarez, together with two of his brothers and his father, run a family business with three dairies, all of them on leased land, as well as a cheese factory. The business began in 2004, milking eight cows in a basic abreast direct-to-can parlor. Today, about 500 cows are milked across the whole company.
“We used to recognize metabolic disease when the signs were already too obvious and it was very difficult to rehabilitate the cow. Now, with Allflex technology, we spot it 10 days earlier.”
Mauricio Álvarez, Co-Owner
Adopt technology to continue increasing scale, keep the system simple, facilitate daily work for staff and reduce cow mortality and culling rates
Allflex Heatime® Pro System with HRLDn tags for real-time heat detection and health monitoring.
Heat detection increased from 60 to 73%, cow mortality dropped from 15% to 7% and time-consuming visual heat detection role has been eliminated, freeing up labor resources
At a Glance
Company: San José Dairy
Location: Diego Gaynor, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina
Herd Size: 300 cows
The Allflex solution has improved reproductive, mortality, and culling rates, as well as the quality in everyday work. The latter is particularly true in terms of time-savings in heat detection. "For three years now we haven’t needed to have a dedicated employee deal with heat detection," says Mauricio.