CALVING AND LAMBING PTZ CAMERA SYSTEM, NEWPORT, SOUTH WALES.
Kevin and Sian are developing Starlet Holsteins with the aim of creating and breeding high quality Holstein stock.
The camera is now being used to check on cows when calving and sheep whilst lambing. The camera is also used throughout bulling as the infrared, zoom and quality definition allows Mr Rickard to read the ear tag number and get a better idea of which cows have been through the bulling process.
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Kevin Rickard, a young farmer based near Newport, South Wales works for Cogent Breeding Ltd whilst also developing his own herd, Starlet Holsteins. Together with his fiancé Sian and her father Martin they run a 65 hectare farm consisting of 100 cows (50 elite Holsteins), 300 ewes and 33 hectares of arable, whilst all working off the farm in various other jobs.
Mr Rickard stated “the camera is an excellent management tool for us, especially as we all work away from the farm and it enables three or four people to monitor the stock anytime day or night, as the camera can be monitored via an iPhone”.
He continued by saying “The camera allows us to not disturb the animals during calving or lambing which makes for easier births with fewer complications as we do not have to check on them every hour.
We can check the monitor and then make the decision as to whether we need to go out to the shed or not. Having the camera installed has allowed us to save many lambs and we have not lost any calves since it was installed”. Select Security was established in response to a gap in the market for rural and agricultural security and stock management systems.
The company has since branched out into providing high-tech systems for industrial, public sector and commercial clients, as well as high-end bespoke systems for residential customers.
What makes Select different is not only that it offers customers the very latest security technology – but its highly qualified engineers are willing to tackle any and every job, no matter how challenging the location. That includes installing systems on farms in remote areas with no electricity supply for miles.
What makes Select different is not only that it offers customers the very latest security technology - but its highly qualified engineers are willing to tackle any and every job, no matter how challenging the location. That includes installing systems on farms in remote areas with no electricity supply for miles and systems at industrial complexes and in busy city centres (including at one of the UK.