Non-invasive, real-time cattle bolus and cow herd management system for optimum health, quality and cost savings
Our ActiveHerdTM rumen cattle bolus allows you to track and monitor the temperature of every individual in the herd. This enables you to:
Benefit from early disease detection
Detect changes in feed quality and nutrition
Gain visibility on stress factors
Plan the working day more efficiently
Make better-informed decisions
Monitor feed quality
Prevent the spread of disease
Accurately determine calving times
Monitor the entire lactation period
Improve carcass quality
Market beef stock at the right time
How Does ActiveHerdTM Cattle Bolus Work?
Made from medical-grade plastic, the ActiveHerdTM cattle bolus implants are ergonomic, bullet-shaped implants with a five-year lifespan that are quickly and easily placed in the cows’ rumen using a bolus gun.
These boluses accurately and continuously monitor any temperature fluctuations in each member of the herd, 24/7. All data is transmitted automatically via the Orion Data Network; first to the gateway, and then to a cloud-based system that allows farmers, vets and scientists to process the information and deal with unexpected issues. The network’s software easily is installed across multiple devices.
To ensure high levels of accuracy, the Orion Data Network’s algorithms establish a temperature baseline that takes normal fluctuations into account. This ensures that temperature changes caused by natural activities (such as drinking water) don’t trigger an alert.
What is the Orion Data Network?
Smarter Technologies’ privately-owned Orion Data Network is a low-power, long-range, real-time asset tracking and security network being used the world over. The Orion Data Network uses active radio frequency identification (RFID) asset management technology that connects to your network and relays information in real-time, automatically updating you on the condition of your livestock at any time, from anywhere. The data is displayed on your bespoke, cloud-based dashboard, which can be accessed by multiple users on multiple devices.
Benefits of ActiveHerdTM Cattle Bolus
Early detection of disease before herd shows outward signs of illness
Identify and contain contagious illness before infection spreads
Faster diagnosis and treatment
Lower your mortality rates
Reduce the economic impacts of non-fatal diseases
Eliminate the need for costly IT hardware and support
Accurately predict calving times
Give veterinarians remote access to data
Reduce dependence on antibiotics
Reduce labour and attract the new generation of tech-savvy employees
Temperature fluctuations are a primary indicator when cattle are exposed to diseases such as Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) and Bovine Viral Diarrhoea Virus BVD). An increased core body temperature is often a sign of a challenged immune system.
With Smarter Technologies’ ActiveHerdTM Livestock Bolus, you will receive a comprehensive overview of your herd’s performance by monitoring the core temperatures of your livestock, enabling you to take preventative measures to reduce the spread of infection and disease.
Your World, Smarter.
Farmers who use digital technology to achieve precision livestock farming gain a competitive advantage and create economically viable, sustainable and more environmentally-friendly businesses.
Contact us today to see how the Orion Data Network can benefit your business.
Our experts are on-hand to advise you on the most efficient and cost-effective cattle bolus and smart technology solutions for your business’ needs.