Tip of the Month – September 2022

Checking recently calved cows.

This website has often been tipped off about paying attention to fresh cows.

In addition to regularly doing the 2-Minute Check, it is also good to sort daily in the Status list by DIL (Days In Lactation). Then the newly calved cows at the top. You can immediately see whether the expected milk yield was  -far-  above 100% at the last milking.

When you open the animal card by double-clicking the top cow and open the “Milking” tab, choose “Yields” and then “Blood and Conductivity” (At least for the last 7 days + today), you will immediately see when was her last milking, how often she is coming to the VMS already and whether all teats are milked properly, how the conductivity is going and whether the blood values ​​are dropping nicely.

With the green arrow (next to printpreview, printer and page setup) you can go to the next cow that you have sorted by DIL.

Introduction / Tip of the Month by category

Dear reader,

From now on you can read the Tips per category on these pages.

So for information about, for example, udder health or concentrate supply, you can find which Tips have been written about this per category since 2010.

There are Tips that are old and Tips that fit into multiple categories.

The latest published Tips can still be found below and on the right side.
On the phone you will find the categories on this page under the last 5 Tips.

– Click here for Tips in categories –

This page is still under construction..

Tip of the Month

All questions answered.

Have two A4 sheets ready on your desk, one for DelPro questions and one for questions about technical matters surrounding the milking installation as a whole.
For the questions on each of these A4 sheets, you will get the most answers from perhaps different specialists, and your questions will not be forgotten on their next visit!

Tip of the Month – July 2022

Increase feed supply in stable on time.

Despite the beautiful growing season, the quality of grass is slowly deteriorating. Where you could count on 13 – 15 kg of DM with more than 1000 VEM this spring, this is now a full kg less with often more than (> 100) less VEM. And certainly when cows also have to be outside during the day with warm weather, the intake is often much lower. The desired grass intake of 1 kg ds per hour is therefore no longer achieved. Maybe some hours in the evening.
That means now, July, there is just another 2 – 3  kg ds of high-energy feed extra needed in the stable!

And do not feed this before about 11 o’clock. This ensures that cows find it too hot to graze on time go to the stable, shade, robot, and still eat and visit sufficiently.

Tip of the Month – June 2022

Turn off the robot.

It is always good to turn the robot off and on again on a regular basis.
Especially with the V300, it is very important that the robot remains off for at least 10 minutes after shutting down. So go do another job in the meantime, otherwise it will take so long…

But the PC also has to be turned off and on regularly.
Even lists that have been open for too long can still retain old, and therefore incorrect, data, despite being updated or updated.
So close those lists, and everything often works a lot fresher!