We feel a lot more confident now when we are breeding our cows, especially in summertime, the hotter months.

Rolleyview Farms has revolutionized their breeding and herd health, thanks to Herd Navigator.

The "live" data was a big draw for the Tap family, and the main reason they added Herd Navigator. "For the breeding data, that's why we picked it," confirms Tap. "We feed a lot more confident now when we are breeding our cows, especially in summertime, the hotter months."

They've also seen advantages to their nutrition program that otherwise would not be possible.

Jon Tap Rolleyview Farms

Chiliwack, Canada

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We are able to make sure their nutrition is up to par. We can definitely see if there's less of a drop if they become ketotic.

Most importantly, Herd Navigator helps Rolleyview Farms keep mastitis at bay by monitoring LDH levels. "If it's above 80 on the LDH, we make sure that we go out and check and we also look at milk deviation. We know that LDH is a precursor to a few days before you actually get mastitis, so as long as you monitor them and keep an eye on conductivity, then you start seeing something, then you can start treatment," says Tap.

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