AFIKIM, Israel, June 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The milk recording and herd
management organization, CanWest DHI, has pointed out the best two
managed farms in the region of Ontario Canada. Both winners utilize Afimilk management systems.
Albadon Farms Ltd was rated first and Summitholm Holsteins second in a
monitoring process that serves as a barometer of overall herd
performance. To assess performance, six management areas are examined:
milk value, udder health, age at first calving, calving interval,
longevity and herd efficiency.
"Our Afimilk system is a major tool in achieving a high pregnancy rate,
one of the most important aspects of farm profitability," says Josh
Ireland of Albadon Farms, Ontario.
Ireland points out that his Afimilk heat detection system has enabled a
55% conception rate in contrast to 38% with all other methods. Labor
savings has been another benefit, as no time is spent on heat
Ben Loewith of Summitholm Holsteins, Ontario, concurs. "Our Afimilk system detects
97 percent of the cows we breed. The other three percent are mainly
bred off a CIDR device, so there are no signs of heat," he says.
"Beyond the excellent heat detection, we use the system as a tremendous
tool for monitoring our parlor performance," continues Loewith. "As we
make changes to the parlor setup, either in the prep routine, milker
settings or hardware, we immediately see quantitative effects," he
says. Further, according to Loewith, the system enables comparison of
milkers in the parlor to make sure that everyone follows the same set
"Afimilk is essential in daily herd health monitoring," adds Josh
Ireland. "Sick cows and slow or sick fresh cows are flagged much
sooner," continues Ireland, "and just being able to look up each
milking weight for each cow is very important."
"I am so happy with the use of afimilk technology in managing our
milking herd," says top farmer Ireland.
Afimilk provides dairy producers the technology and the knowledge to
profitably produce high quality milk. Afimilk is the leader in milk &
cows sensors and management software, with systems at work in more than
50 countries on five continents. Kibbutz Afikim and Fortissimo Capital, Israel's leading private equity firm, are the two shareholders in
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