Commercial Breeder- Why use TSi?

As a commercial breeder, getting the correct stock information is vital so your decision-making gets the key elements of your business right. Whether it's ensuring your animals’ condition for breeding and giving birth; knowing when to cull or keep; and tracking animals’ characteristics and health, the TSi will make your job easier and improve your judgement when choosing options.The TSi system will really make a difference to your business’ success.

Key Benefits of a TSi for a Commercial Breeder

  • Record cow live weights to ensure adequate condition at mating and leading up to calving time.
  • Record mother’s ID against her calf’s ID at marking.
  • Record breed and colour information for future analysis.
  • Record the date of bull admission versus calving date.
  • Maintain accurate records on breeding herd ages to feed into culling decisions.
  • Maintain records on any cow that has difficulties with calving.
  • Record treatments by individual animals to identify those with repetitive health issues.
  • Track calf weaning weights or rate of gain from birth and incorporate this information into herd culling decisions.
  • Maintain young stock growth rates and improve selling decisions.
  • Track weight gain by mob.

TSi - recording data
    

Data recording when calf marking
Data recording when calf marking
Record each cow's ID against her calf ID at marking. Record breed and colour information for future analysis. E.g. weight gain statistics for each champion sire.
Record treatments
Record treatments
Use the Activities 'Add' button to record treatments by individual animals to identify those with repetitive health issues. Press the Activity 'History' button to see the history of all drugs administered over the lifetime of the animal.
Data recording when calf marking
Data recording when calf marking
Record each cow's ID against her calf ID at marking. Record breed and colour information for future analysis. E.g. weight gain statistics for each champion sire.

 

TSi in use

See the TSi in Action weighing sheep and cattle.

Other ways to use your TSi on-farm

While the TSi is ideal for livestock-related on-farm use - it doesn't stop there. The TSi has the versatility and capability to be a farm-wide management tool, which you can use to keep track of a wide variety of activities and items on your farm. For example, you can track your paddock and crop management activities or store farm vehicle details and service records . Find out more about how the TSi's flexible recording system can be applied to General Farming uses.

Russell Proffit, Raupuha Stud, King Country, New Zealand

“We manage 1500 stud ewes and 1400 commercial ewes plus a cattle stud. Stock tracking used to be an extremely time consuming process of constantly flicking through old notebooks. Now, the information the TSi provides is ideal for making breeding decisions and is far more efficient and accurate than ‘the old pencil and paper’.”

“Our experience with TSi and electronic ear tags has convinced us that EID is the way of the future. There have been a lot of complaints about a possible national animal identification scheme, but I say, bring it on. People don’t realise how much easier life will be once they’ve got it!” Read more.