Calf Monitoring | BMP Innovation

Calving monitoring to reduce intrusion and increase survival rates

Non-invasive infrared monitoring of cows during calving detects cases early where assistance is needed. This helps prevent stillbirths, loss of fertility and reduction in milk yields.

Limiting costly and unnecessary intervention

Real-time, accurate monitoring as calving progresses.

Effective management of the calving process is critical to the welfare of cattle and the profitability of a farm. Difficulty calving (dystocia) is the biggest cause of calf mortality within the first few days of birth. A stillbirth or calf’s death also has a wider economic impact on a farm. As well as losing the calf, the cow’s future fertility and the amount of milk it will produce is reduced, and veterinary fees can be high. Around one in five births need assistance, with approximately 9% of calves being stillborn or dying shortly after.

With infrared monitoring of the cow in its calving pen, the risk of birthing difficulty can be predicted in real time, taking into account the body condition of the cow, gestation length and previous births.

The beginning of calving can also be predicted with an accuracy range of three hours. The farmer or breeder is alerted once calving has started and if there are complications during the process. After the birth, the calf can be monitored with a high level of sensitivity, specifically tracking shape, movement, attempts to stand and changes in its temperature.

  • Decreases the risk of stillbirth or early death in cattle

  • Real-time monitoring at the point of partition saves resource

  • Alerts farmers when intervention is required

  • Monitors the calf in its early days to increase survival

  • Reduces the risk of loss of profit to the farm

  • Non-invasive monitoring increases quality of life for the animals and the quality of the farm’s produce

  • Simple-to-use technology with an intuitive interface

Safe and effective infrared technology

EyeFarming C300 is a cost-efficient infrared thermographic sensor, providing automated measurement and greater control that results in more profitable and sustainable farming.