‘Location’ is a property in T4C of the cow’s physical location in the barn. Since the new T4C update, it will be possible to change that location manually. This change makes the registration and reporting much more accurate. Moreover, it allows the T4C user to locate the animals on the farm. The location will be based on the manually decided location or based on the last device visit.
How to manually change the location per cow? 1. First pick the cow you want to manually change and open its cow card 2. Go to tab ‘Animal Data’ 3. See location -> it is editable 4. Click on drop down menu to desired location 5. Save cow card
How to manually change the location as a batch? One of the ways to change the location as a batch is by manually select a list of animals; 1. Go to ‘Data Entry’ 2. Go to ‘Daily Entry’ 3. New action at bottom of the menu -> ‘Location change’ 4. Select the desired animals 5. Click ‘Submit’ at the right bottom 6. T4C shows the overview and at the right click drop down menu to desired location 7. Click ‘Save all’ to save changes
The other way to change the location as a batch is by using the tools at reports animals are listed. 1. Go to ‘Analysis/Reports’ 2. Got to ‘Reports’ 3. Click, for example, 11-Milking-Collect Cows 4. Select the desired cows 5. Click drop down menu to ‘Location change’ 6. Click execute to change the location
Changes QWES ISO Smarttag & LD The rumination activity and eating time from the QWES ISO Smarttags will be shown in minutes instead of percentages. Both the rumination activity and eating have their own dashboard KPI. The QWES ISO LD also has an eating time dashboard KPI.
Other than the new KPI, QWES ISO smarttag/Nedap tag users can now view eating and rumination minutes on graph 20, the cowcard activity graph and graph 53.
*Note that Graph 20 includes all animals that have rumination measurements. This means that it also includes dry cows and youngstock if they are wearing tags.
Above, the blue line show the activity measurement, the blue/green line is the eating time and the bright blue line is the rumination measurement.
The pink stats show the heat probability, this is a Nedap calculation using activity data in combination with rumination data.
The green line is the set heat threshold, which is 25% by default.
The timestamps shown when hovering over the different lines is the start time of the 2 hour block.
Settings pages Both the lactation and routing settings pages have been changed to make the setting pages more user friendly. For the routing page, it is also possible to have an automatic routing task which crosses midnight.
New layout The 3.10 version layout is according to the corporate identity of Lely.
You can now route animals over midnight up to a 24h period using the slider.
New Advanced Filters
A few new advanced filter fields are now available
Suspect for Abortion
Pregnant cows with heat attention since pregnancy confirmed
Heat Probability Filter
If you wish to route and/or report cows for different reasons at different levels of heat probability
Contact your FMS advisor for any questions or comments regarding the latest T4C update.