AT A GLANCE
Rudolph Stoop – senior farm manager, Rakaia Island
Herd size: 8800 milking cows
Large scale operation.
Large herd – difficulty monitoring health issues.
Proactive – cows needing assistance detected earlier.
Improved cow health and welfare.
Strong conception rates.
Increased milk quality.
Staff gain confidence to detect and understand issues with cows.
Team brought closer through the ability to share knowledge.
Reduced stress on staff and more rest time during mating.