Circle A Angus
"We are extremely pleased with our HeatWatch system. I would
say it took 90% of the work out of our heat detection. Of
the 927 heifers, we bred 844 in 30 days. I would be glad
to talk to anyone breeding beef cattle about how well HeatWatch
has worked for us here at Circle A."
250 Head, Chiangus
"HeatWatch works well, especially for catching
cows that only have a few heats. HeatWatch catches cows
in heat in the middle of the night, which we can see by
the lists we generate in the morning. The system is very
convenient and has saved us a lot in labor costs associated
with visual heat detection. Most of all, HeatWatch works
great for catching cows in heat that, in the past, we found
very difficult to catch."
Eckloff Show Calves
190, Primarily Angus and Simmental-Angus
"HeatWatch has provided me with one of the
most valuable things any rancher would want more of – TIME.
During our spring breeding season, we also plant corn. Before
HeatWatch, our time was spread pretty thin, and the result
was that we missed some heats. Now, with HeatWatch, we no
longer need to monitor our herd as closely, which frees
up several hours of our time per day.
Also, our conception rates have gone up. HeatWatch allows
us to pinpoint the exact time our cows come into heat. Knowing
this, we can determine the best time to AI. We also do some
ET work on our farm and have a lot of money invested in
those cows. With HeatWatch, we are assured we're catching
most of our recipient cows in a timely fashion, so we aren't
wasting money on expensive semen and other investments associated
Finally, HeatWatch simply provides me with 'peace of mind.'
When we were visually heat detecting and witnessed a mount,
we were never quite sure when the onset of standing heat
actually occurred. Now, with HeatWatch, we know by the reports
we generate when mounts take place, which in turn gives
us more confidence in the precision of our breeding. Any
rancher using a computer today would be foolish not to take
advantage of HeatWatch technology."
National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Board Member
800 Angus, 350 Simmental, 100 Salers
"HeatWatch represents the kind of technological
step forward for artificial insemination like using fresh
semen was to going to frozen. To do heat detection right,
it requires a lot of valuable employees' time to do other
things while increasing conception rates."
Steve Yackley, Manager
Forgey’s River-View Farm, Inc.
Dave and Helen Forgey
“Knowing exactly when a cow comes
into estrus is critical in getting her inseminated on time. The
24-hour detection that we receive from HeatWatch is the only way we
can have this kind of observation. With remote repeaters, our cows
are often up to a mile away from the receiver and we still get good
information. After 6 years of using HeatWatch I would dread the
thought of breeding cows without it.”
Dr. Don Coover, DVM
CVR Cattle Co.
SEK Genetics/Genetics Horizon
“When breeding season
rolls around (twice a year for me), I find my HeatWatch system to
easily be the most useful, valuable and cost effective piece of
equipment on my place. It is nearly 100% effective in detecting
heats and enables me to breed more cows and heifers earlier, obtain
better results (more pregnancies), use less semen, spend much less
time, be more efficient, and generally have a lot more fun…and
make money raising cattle! The HeatWatch system would be cheap at
twice the price.”
Jim LcLachlan and Dana Barclay
“With our extensive
embryo transfer program, HeatWatch has aided in identifying the onset
of heats in the recipient herd as well as heats with the donors. We
have increased our conception rates with our ET and AI breeding
programs. It has also cut down on man-hours checking for heats and
missing heats altogether. We highly recommend the HeatWatch system.”
Otto Cattle Co.
Walnut Grove, MN
“It has been wonderful
to have my husband home at night to help with the children and be
here after supper. Thank you, HeatWatch, for letting my children
spend nighttime with their dad.”