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What is Herd Navigator? What benefits do I get? Which skills do I need and who will provide advice? Where can I buy it and who will be servicing? Which milk parameters are analysed? How can I manage reproduction? How can I manage udder health and feeding?

Do I need special skills to benefit from Herd Navigator?

How much time do I have to spend in front of the computer to get maximum benefit from the system?

Who offers advise and how is the advisory services done?

Who will help with interpretation of data and consequently advice on actions?


Do I need special skills to benefit from Herd Navigator?

All herd managers can benefit from Herd Navigator.

The information from Herd Navigator will be presented on a computer screen as figures & graphs and most importantly the Standard Operation Procedures.
Checking on attention cows is a simple daily routine.

Everyone can learn this and the major part of the education will be done at the farm and adjusted to the herd manager’s skills.


How much time do I have to spend in front of the computer to get maximum benefit from the system?

This is very individual.

It is considered that the normal standard routines only will be 5-10 minutes per day. But the system offers at lot of valuable information, which will be beneficial for a lot of farmers. And in this case there will be extra computer time.


Who offers advise and how is the advisory services done?

In each approved country trained advisors are available. Please contact DeLaval:

http://www.delaval.com/en/CountrySelector/ 

DeLaval will offer advice with respect to building, upgrading milking parlours, installation and service.


Who will help with interpretation of data and consequently advice on actions?

Herd Navigator will have built-in Standard Operating Procedures. These SOPs have to be adapted to the individual farmer’s needs and strategies. This is initially done by the Herd Navigator advisor in cooperation with the farmer and his/her advisor/ veterinarian for the first year. Once in daily operation the farm advisors will help the dairy farmer to interpret and eventually adjust the SOPs.


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