I WANT TO: Reduce Anthelmintic (Wormer) Costs
Dose by Average Daily Weight Gain
With SmartWeight, you can see ADG in real-time. The ADG section turns either green or red, indicating if the animal is performing well or not. This gives you the means to selectively dose your lambs instead of blanket treating the flock. Thus you can choose to only dose the lambs that are performing poorly and actually need a dose.
Reduce Anthelmintic Costs
Did you know - dosing based on ADG cuts anthelmintic usage in half while maintaining optimum animal performance and farm profit. By dosing by ADG, a 200 ewe flock can save €170 in anthelmintic costs every year.
Optimize Weight Gain
Studies show that some lambs can be poorly performing but can be asymptomatic. In fact, a lamb can have their ADG reduced by as much as 50% before they show clinical signs of ill health.
SmartWeight uniquely allows you to quickly identify and treat these sick lambs through the ADG metric, thus optimizing weight gain and animal performance.
Improve Biodiversity and Soil Health
With SmartWeight, you can reduce anthelmintic use, and as a result, improve farm biodiversity. Exposure to certain anthelmintics damages biodiversity, affecting dung beetles and flies and farmland birds. By reducing usage, and can restore a strong dung beetle and fly population which is crucial for on-farm parasite bio-control, pasture fertility, soil health and for providing prey for higher vertebrates.
Make Life Easy
With a COTTER CRATE & SmartWeight on your farm, you will have reduced costs, you will have happier, heavier and healthier lambs, and you will improve farm biodiversity and soil health, which is crucial in making your farm more profitable and viable both now and in the future.