YieldSense® has a new addition
Introducing YieldSense Connected – the new application that alerts your smart phone with the best or the worst producing cows on any given day.
YieldSense Connected works with YieldSense – the automated in-line milk sensor providing live yield and milk solid results.
The YieldSense Connected app instantly captures the results from the milk sensors and alerts your smart phone with the yield or milk solid levels for the bottom and top percentage of your herd.
Cow identification is a breeze with the OWL flashing light system. Simply enter the cow number on your phone to link the milk result to the cow. No need for an in-bail cow identification system.
Already have Protrack™?
YieldSense Connected integrates with Protrack Vector® allowing you to schedule drafts for cows of interest. Please note: if your Protrack Vector system was installed prior to 2013 an upgrade to Protrack is required.
The YieldSense Connected application has minimum smart device specifications. Click here for details.
“If you’re looking to progress your farm and your herd, this technology is necessary. It’s the way of the future – I don’t believe it’s a big cost in the scheme of things.” Graham Cates, Walton, Waikato
How the YieldSense Connected system works:
1. YieldSense calculates the yield and milk solid levels in the milk.
2. YieldSense Connected captures the results from the milk sensors and alerts your smart phone.
3. The OWL flashing light system alerts you to the bail that the cow is in.
4. Simply link the alert to the cow.
5. Review cow history and herd level reports to make real-time decisions about your herd.
LIC Automation’s YieldSense® milk sensor is a must have for farmers who want to get the most from their herd. With LIVE results for yield, fat, protein, lactose and conductivity as well as monitoring plant performance, milk results are at your fingertips.
When you install YieldSense® you’ll enjoy:
- Milk volume (litres) displayed live at bail
- Milk solids (fat & protein) displayed live at bail
- Conductivity for mastitis indication
- Wash performance monitoring
- Blocked air admission alerts
- And overall, increased profitability.
Since we’ve got the YieldSense units in we no longer herd test. It’s getting done everyday for us. We don’t have the hassle or the cost of doing the herd testing three times per year. It’s such a simple system.
– David Mundt, Rakaia
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How YieldSense will benefit your farm:
Until now the way to get precise production information for each cow was to do a herd test. It’s time consuming, costly and laborious.
But now there is a much simpler, and more powerful way. YieldSense is a true 6 in 1 milk analysis sensor. Accurate and real time information is recorded every milking on individual cows for yield, fat, protein, lactose and conductivity. YieldSense also provides important information on plant equipment performance.
Identify Who Your Real Performers Are
Instead of relying on herd tests that only measure your herd a few times a year, you can now have accurate live information every milking on how your cows are performing. The data is stored in Protrack Vantage® herd management system. Powerful reporting enables you to quickly identify potential problems and your best performers.
Feed to Production
Installing YieldSense and Protrack Vantage unlocks the power to feed to production. Protrack Vantage collects and stores the data from YieldSense to identify the performance of each cow. You can then easily control your feed system to give the highest performers the best feed. Within a week you’ll be able to use the fresh data from YieldSense to monitor the increases in production from those animals to ensure your feed program is generating an economical return.
Improved herd management
With YieldSense data at your fingertips, and powerful reporting, you can make better culling decisions through timely identification of low producing cows. Ensure your herd only has the best animals.
Install a few YieldSense sensors first, add more later
YieldSense doesn’t have to be installed on each bail. To get started you might choose to install YieldSense on every second bail, so that on average you’ll receive one lot of performance information for each cow every day. The herd management reporting automatically averages the figures to allow for milkings that the cow is milked at a non-YieldSense bail.
When you’ve seen how amazing the system is, with your increased production levels and more money in the bank, you’re likely to choose to add on more YieldSense units so that data is captured on each bail for every milking.
Through the use of LIC Automation technology the bottom quartile of milk producers has become much easier to identify. “You can make better day-to-day decisions on the management of the herd.
-Kevin Davidson, Plantation Dairies
Plant Performance Monitoring
YieldSense detects any cups that haven’t been cleaned properly
If a jetter gets blocked, or a liner splits, how do you know? You normally only find out that there’s a problem when the grade turns up on your tanker docket. And then how do you find where the problem is? The bugs are building up in the cup, but well hidden from view.
YieldSense detects wash performance problems for each bail. Instead of waiting for the problem to turn up on your tanker docket, YieldSense tells you exactly which bail has the problem, enabling you to quickly find problems like split liners, blocked clusters or blocked jetters. YieldSense feeds the information to Protrack Vantage, which provides an alert at the end of the wash cycle.
Blocked Air Admission Alerts
Think of the times you’ve found a block air admission during the milking. How long had it been blocked for?
When the air admission gets blocked, the cow doesn’t get milked and walks away with an udder full of milk, which can lead to mastitis.
When YieldSense is integrated with Protrack Vantage it provides audio and on screen alerts to immediately let you know that there is a block air admission, and exactly which bail is blocked.