Stick-on heat detection patches

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Re: Stick-on heat detection patches

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:43 am

Yes, they must be warm. I also use the estrotech, hot pink. If you let it touch your fingers too firmly, they are a booger to get off!!! We have to use pliers to pull them off after they are scratched up. Great TOOL.
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Re: Stick-on heat detection patches

Postby NEFarmwife » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:49 am

branguscowgirl wrote:Wouldn't that be great if you had 95% bred!

I personally like the hot pink detectors for my black cattle. It gives the city folks that are driving by something to talk about! ;-)

Funny because this "city girl" started dating her now husband and thought the hot pink stickers were "clearance cows"... True story. :nod:
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Re: Stick-on heat detection patches

Postby jkwilson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:28 am

I use the Estrotect. Usually when AIing or putting in an embryo. Tells me if I missed something. I use pink and green so I know which is old and which is new. I can usually put one on a cow at a bunk, but the old ones are hard to pull if you don't have an edge turned up. I've had cows wear one for months.

I generally put a different color on before they go out with the bull.
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Re: Stick-on heat detection patches

Postby Randi » Tue Dec 26, 2017 6:05 pm

We synched about 100 head last spring and used the Estrotect patches. Turned them out with bulls and some had the patches on a month later yet. We used a cattle blower and a shedding comb to clean them up. Which worked real good.

But, next time I will bring along a set of clippers. As we lost quite a few due to shedding. The cows that had shed out well kept the patches much better, the ones that were still shedding lost a lot more of the patches. And I combed them out quite well before sticking the patches on.
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Re: Stick-on heat detection patches

Postby Jeanne - Simme Valley » Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:36 am

Just a "heads up". Don't run the cows thru the chute and give the a pour on while you are patching them. Even if you put the pour-on at the shoulders, the patch will just slip off in a few hours.
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