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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Re: Stick-on heat detection patches

Postby TexasBred » Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:32 am

AI Tags wrote:Some good new to share, we listened to you on the price of AI Tags, and are now offering them in wholesale lots of 500 for just $0.81 a tag. Offering them factory direct to you provides you with AI Tags that herdsmen love at the lowest price. You can find them on Amazon and eBay by searching AITags (no spaces).

Thought advertising or soliciting was against TOS.
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Re: Stick-on heat detection patches

Postby ez14. » Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:13 pm

TexasBred wrote:
AI Tags wrote:Some good new to share, we listened to you on the price of AI Tags, and are now offering them in wholesale lots of 500 for just $0.81 a tag. Offering them factory direct to you provides you with AI Tags that herdsmen love at the lowest price. You can find them on Amazon and eBay by searching AITags (no spaces).

Thought advertising or soliciting was against TOS.
every single one of this guys posts is about these tags
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Re: Stick-on heat detection patches

Postby greatgerts » Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:47 am

ez14. wrote:
TexasBred wrote:
AI Tags wrote:Some good new to share, we listened to you on the price of AI Tags, and are now offering them in wholesale lots of 500 for just $0.81 a tag. Offering them factory direct to you provides you with AI Tags that herdsmen love at the lowest price. You can find them on Amazon and eBay by searching AITags (no spaces).

Thought advertising or soliciting was against TOS.
every single one of this guys posts is about these tags


And yet... not banned or punished for one of the main rules of the forum.
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Re: Stick-on heat detection patches

Postby ez14. » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:09 am

greatgerts wrote:
ez14. wrote:
TexasBred wrote:Thought advertising or soliciting was against TOS.
every single one of this guys posts is about these tags


And yet... not banned or punished for one of the main rules of the forum.

I suspect nobody has said anything about it so nothing gets done.
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