In addition to their use on commercial farms our sensors and the CowAlert system are widely recognised in the animal science research community for their accurate recording of highly-detailed, timely animal behaviour data.

In fact, we work with many of the world’s leading academic institutions, providing innovative technologies which enable animal science research to be conducted as efficiently as possible. Our sensors capture data on the animal’s movements and behaviour which can be viewed and evaluated using our PC or cloud-based software.

SENSORS

When attached to the rear leg, our sensors use a 3-axis accelerometer to capture highly detailed information on the animal’s movements and behaviour.

Our sensors monitor the following:

SENSOR SPECIFICATIONS

Level of Data Collection

Vigh Granularity Data Collection


Data Sample Rate

4 Hz


Data Storage

9 Days

3 Days


Data View & Export Granularity

15 minutes

1 hour

2 hours

1 day

1 week

Overall summary


Standing Time


Lying Time


Lying Bout Analysis

(Start time, end time & duration)


Motion Index


Step Count

*Adult dairy cows only


Manual Download

(Additional product required: IceReader & IceManager)


Automated Download

(Using CowAlert)


Sensor Attachment

Single Use Velcro strap

Suitable for differing leg sizes


CowAlert provides you with detailed data on:

  • Activity levels
  • Standing and lying transitions
  • Times of lying and standing bout
  • Duration of lying and standing bouts
  • Steps
  • Heat alerts
  • Health alerts