What is a DelPro BioModel?
DeLaval are able to project future states based on current and historic data. This is done by creating accurate models of biological and behavioral models we call BioModels. These are unique to DeLaval, and they are able to be harnessed by you through DelPro. The information produced by these models is often presented in the form of an index - you set the threshold that shows you when performance is less than desired or greater than expected. This means we can use BioModels to give you a clear snapshot of cow performance, reproductive status or health, often before there are any visible signs.
DeLaval Mastitis Detection Index (MDi)
The DeLaval Mastitis Detection Index MDi is a unique tool developed by DeLaval, which combines multiple pieces of data, to provide you with 1 number that gives you an early indication of the health status of every cow. This means that at a glance you can review any cow, group or your whole herd to see if any are in need of inspection or treatment. MDi does not use any chemical and it analyses several parameters to provide better warning for faster management to avoid udder health issues and mastitis. DelPro calculates the MDi for every cow, at every milking and uses the data to help you ensure better health outcomes.
DeLaval body condition scoring BCS
The DeLaval body condition scoring BCS is a fully automated scoring system that eliminates the guesswork and inaccuracies of manual evaluation of a cows body condition. This 3D mapping technology generates the data that when analysed using another of the exclusive DeLaval BioModels is able to alert you instantly to changes in condition before they are even visible, allowing you to act faster to prevent future problems. Those alerts are presented as a two and four week deviations; combined with production level, lactation number and stage of lactation to come to one action.
DelPro™ Activity meters
Improve herd health and increase reproduction results. DelPro BioModels turn the behaviour of each animal into knolwedge. Knowing the status of each animal empowers you to achieve your reproduction targets by identifying cows in heat. Finding sick cows will also ensure you maintain high standards of animal welfare. With DeLaval Activity Meters you are monitoring your cows, even when you are not there.
DeLaval Body condition scoring BCS
Accurate body condition scores enable better feed planning, which helps to ensure your cows have healthy body fat reserves. This promotes milk production, reproductive efficiency and cow longevity. DeLaval BCS camera eliminates the guesswork and the inaccuracies of manual evaluation.
DeLaval DelPro™ takes all the data being recorded on your farm and does the number-crunching for you. Instead of pages and pages of numbers and charts – you get valuable information, sometimes in the form of a single number or alert. This useful, actionable information is delivered to you by whichever DelPro application is the right one for the task at hand. This means you may want the information in the office, the barn or pasture or while milking.