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Revision 1.0
July 2017

1 SenseTime™............................................................................................................................. 1
1.1 Safety First ....................................................................................................................... 2
1.2 Conventions Used in this Manual .................................................................................... 2
2 SenseTime™ Setup Guide ........................................................................................................ 3
2.1 SCR cSense Flex Tag Placement ....................................................................................... 3
2.1.1 Attaching cSense Flex Tags to Cows ........................................................................ 3
2.1.2 Removing cSense Flex Tags from Cows ................................................................... 7
2.1.3 Attaching eSense Flex Tags to Cows ........................................................................ 8
2.1.4 How to Place eSense Flex Tags to Cows as a Second Tag...................................... 10
2.1.5 How to Remove eSense Flex Tags ......................................................................... 11
2.2 SenseTime™ Basic Configuration .................................................................................. 13
2.3 SenseTime™ Registration .............................................................................................. 17
2.4 SenseTime™ Mobile Application ................................................................................... 19
2.5 Minimum Requirements ............................................................................................... 19
2.6 Creating Groups ............................................................................................................. 20
2.7 First Time Animal Entry using SenseTime™ ................................................................... 22
2.7.1 Required Data when Entering Heifers/Cows ......................................................... 22
2.8 Entering Heifers in SenseTime™ .................................................................................... 23
2.9 Entering Cows in SenseTime™ ....................................................................................... 26
2.10 Pairing Cows and cSense/eSense Tags .......................................................................... 29
2.11 SenseTime™ Cow Card .................................................................................................. 30
2.11.1 Lactation Timeline ................................................................................................. 31
2.11.2 Events .................................................................................................................... 32
2.11.3 Graphs ................................................................................................................... 36
2.11.4 Details .................................................................................................................... 38
3 Using SenseTime™ ................................................................................................................. 40
3.1 Overview/Dashboard .................................................................................................... 40
3.1.1 Accordion/Widgets ................................................................................................ 41
3.1.2 Cows in Heat .......................................................................................................... 42
3.1.3 Cows to Inspect ..................................................................................................... 43
3.1.4 Farm Statistics ....................................................................................................... 44
3.1.5 Cows and Tags ....................................................................................................... 45
3.1.6 System Maintenance ............................................................................................. 46
3.2 SenseTime™ Alerts ........................................................................................................ 47
3.2.1 Cow Alerts.............................................................................................................. 47
3.2.2 System Alerts ......................................................................................................... 48
3.3 SenseTime™ Reports ..................................................................................................... 50
3.3.1 Adding a Report to Your Favorites ........................................................................ 51
3.3.2 Removing a Report from your Favorites ............................................................... 51
3.3.3 Navigating within Reports ..................................................................................... 52
3.4 SenseTime™ Graphs ...................................................................................................... 53
3.5 Daily Tasks ..................................................................................................................... 57

............................... 69 3....5 Account Details ......................................................... 72 3.........................5............................................................................................................................................................................................. 71 3......................................................2 Alerts .......................2 Tag List ............ 80 4 Farm Settings ..........................................5 Understanding the Group Heat Stress Trend Graph .................................5....... 66 3................................................................................7 Monthly Tasks................... 75 3.................................................................................. 96 Working with the CSV File ....6...........................8...............................................2 Pregnancy Length ................................................................... 87 4.... 83 4...................................................... 84 4....................3 Herd Management Setup ...................................................5 Reading the Daily Activity/Rumination Routine Graph ...1 Reading the Anestrus Cows Report ...................... 3.......................... 74 3..................................................................................................................................................................................... 73 3..............................................................................6....................................................................................................4...........................................................................................................4.................................................................... 65 3........................4 Reading Cows to Inspect Report ...........................1 Voluntary Waiting Period .................................................................................. 94 Install the Migration Tool ........................................................... 89 5..................................................6..................3 Reproduction .......5........5.....6 Reading the Tag Maintenance Report .................. 63 3..................................................................................3 Pregnancy Days to Dry-off .......6 Weekly Tasks ...1 Health Report .........................2 Reading the Health Report ....................... 58 3..............................................................................1 Reading the Cows in Heat Report....................... 77 3.............................1 System Dashboard ........................5....... 102 Appendix C Certifications ..... 92 5.......................3 Distress Sensitivity ..4 Health .......................... 90 5...........2 Checking Group Membership ...............................5.....................................................................4........................ 82 4........................................... 78 3...................................................7....................................... 62 3......8 Recurring Tasks ...................................................6 Reading the Heat Stress Routine Graph ...................................... 67 3................................................................................... 94 Using the Migration Tool .............................................................................................................................................6.....6...1 Users .....................................................3........................... 68 3......................... 86 4.......1 Removing SCR Tags....7.......................................... 103 .............................2 Changing SCR Tags ...................3 Reading the Suspected for Abortion Report ................................... 93 Appendix A Cow Card Migration Tool .......................... 100 Appendix B Migrating from Heatime® HR in Link Mode ........................................................................................................................ 87 4...................................... 85 4....................................................... 87 4..............................2 Reading the Irregular Heats Report ............................... 76 3................................1 Understanding the Farm Statistics .............................. 61 3...................................................................................................................... 70 3................... 85 4....8.............................................3 Reading the Animal Distress Report .................................................................4 System Configuration ......................3..............4 Understanding the Group Consistency Trend Graph ........... 91 5................................2 Early Fresh Cows Report ....6............ 89 5..............................................................................................................................3................................... 85 4........... 88 5 System Settings .....

It offers a choice of neck or ear tags along with varied application plan levels. nutritional. user devices. use and maintain. application plan levels.1 SenseTime™ SenseTime™ is a sophisticated. • The first cow monitoring system supporting multiple tag form factors – ear tag and neck tag. and based on technology and products proven on millions of cows worldwide. with precision insemination timing guidance. and user devices. With a choice of neck tag or ear tag. health. with long-term investment protection. SenseTime™ always makes sense for your business and operation. user devices. and payment plans. and payment options. and easily upgradable. With SenseTime™. along with simple configuration to suit different farms and management practices. All components can be expanded or changed to fit changing needs. • Extensive flexibility and choice of form factors. dairy farmers can make data-driven decisions for maximized productivity. Unique features and capabilities of SenseTime™ include: • Unmatched heat. estrus. • An advanced solution from the global market-leaders in cow monitoring and livestock identification. SenseTime™ offers farmers a new way to use advanced cow monitoring to improve the productivity and efficiency of their farm. in addition to the flexibility to change the package at any time according to your needs. • Market-leading health monitoring and insight at the individual cow and group levels. cow monitoring solution that delivers actionable information on the reproductive. . • Mobile access and offline operation enable uninterrupted use even when connectivity is disrupted. and wellbeing status of individual cows and groups. Assemble the SenseTime™ solution package to best suit the needs of your farm. • Best-in-class interface that enables easy and efficient use. SenseTime™ delivers value from the start. payment options. modular. detection accuracy. payment plan levels. Simple to install.

• Up – For this payment plan the tags are covered for 6 years for cSense Flex tags and for 3 years for eSense Flex tags.0. The following conventions are used throughout: NOTE Note identifies information that is of interest or is important.docx Page 2 . remember to always place wiring in such a way that it is distant from the natural curiosity of cows.1 Safety First In addition to always following all local codes and regulations. There are currently several different Application Plans available for the SenseTime™ System: • Starter – Reproduction • Advanced – Health • Premium – Group and Nutrition Each higher plan includes the contents and capabilities of the one directly under it NOTE The manual describes all possible reports and graphs. WARNING Warning identifies an item or items that may cause personal injury or loss of data. 1.SenseTime™ 1.2 Conventions Used in this Manual This manual is written to help technicians install and help Farmers use the SenseTime™ System. There are also currently two different payment plans: • Go – Farms using this payment plan are paying a monthly fee per tag purchased for the farm. The reports and graphs available on the farm depend on the Application Plan enabled on the farm. WARNING Always follow all local codes and regulations when working with electricity and on ladders. SenseTime User Guide V 1. CAUTION Caution identifies an item or items that may cause harm to equipment or data.

group.0.docx Page 3 . SenseTime User Guide V 1.1. WARNING Extreme care and caution must be exercised when attaching tags/collars to cows. and status in a list.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2 SenseTime™ Setup Guide This section describes the important first steps after the SenseTime™ System is physically installed on the farm. NOTE The tag is already mounted and positioned on the collar.1 Attaching cSense Flex Tags to Cows Read these instructions from start to finish before attempting this procedure. Record the Tag Number and Cow Number When assembling the tags. Tags need to be on the cow for seven to ten days to gather activity and rumination information. 1. This baseline of information is used to judge behavior in the future. Remove the collar from the box. NOTE Two people are needed to fit the tags on the cows. The information collected depends on the type of tags in use. 2.1 SCR cSense Flex Tag Placement Fit the tags on the cows as soon as possible. record the tag number. 2. cow number. 2.

This table may be printed as required. Cow Number Tag Number Group SenseTime User Guide V 1.0.docx Page 4 .SenseTime™ Setup Guide Keep this list handy since the information will be used later.

CAUTION Correct attachment of the cSense Flex tags is vital to their performance. the correct amount of slack. Stand on the right side of the cow and pass the collar with the tag over the top of the cow. SenseTime User Guide V 1.0. and that the tag is placed directly behind the left ear.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 3.docx Page 5 . 2 fingers at the top of the cow’s neck. 4. Tags that are placed too high on the cow or too low on the cow or on the wrong side of the cow result in inaccurate data collection. Pay attention to.

SenseTime™ Setup Guide For a video demonstration on how to mount cSense Flex tags on cows in headlocks go here. SenseTime User Guide V 1.docx Page 6 . For a video demonstration on how to mount cSense Flex tags on cows in the milking parlor go here.0. For a video demonstration on how to mount cSense Flex tags on cows in treatment stalls go here.

WARNING Extreme care and caution must be exercised when removing tags/collars from cows. For a video demonstration on how to mount cSense/cSense Flex tags on cows in headlocks go here.1.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2. For a video demonstration on how to mount cSense/cSense Flex tags on cows in treatment stalls go here.docx Page 7 . • Unbuckle the buckle and pull the tag away from the left side of the cow over the headlocks. SenseTime User Guide V 1.0. For a video demonstration on how to mount cSense/cSense Flex tags on cows in the milking parlor go here. NOTE Two people are needed to remove cSense Flex tags from cows.2 Removing cSense Flex Tags from Cows From time to time it will be necessary to remove tags from cows. Read these steps from start to finish before attempting to remove tags.

docx Page 8 .SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2. 4.3 Attaching eSense Flex Tags to Cows This explains how to attach an eSense Flex Tag as the only tag in the ear of the cow. Attach the eSense Flex Tag to the ear of the cow. Read these instructions from start to finish before attempting this procedure. Attach the eSense Flex Tag to the Universal Ear Tag Applicator. Attach the pin or back of the eSense Flex Tag to the Universal Ear Tag Applicator.0. 1. Immerse the loaded Tag Applicator in the sterilizing solution.1. 2. SenseTime User Guide V 1. 3.

SenseTime User Guide V 1.0. Enter the Tag and Cow information on this sticker found on the box of tags so they can be entered into the SenseTime™ application later.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 5.docx Page 9 .

SenseTime User Guide V 1.0.1. ½. Follow these rules when deciding where to place the eSense Flex tag in the ear for the best results. of the ear. NOTE Placing the eSense Flex Tag too close to the head of the cow may cause the tag to get caught in the ear and limit the freedom of motion on the tag.docx Page 10 . 1.4 How to Place eSense Flex Tags to Cows as a Second Tag When it comes time to attach the eSense Flex Tag to the cow there may already be tag in place in the ear. The picture below describes the entire area of the ear of the cow and identifies the best place to attach the eSense Flex Tag. 2. The best place for the eSense Flex Tag is directly on the center line.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2.

slip the blade of the tool between the base of the small male side and the ear. Place the eSense Flex tag in either the green or yellow zones depending on where the visual or EID tag is already placed. 2.0. 3.1. follow these instructions. Grasp the ear of the cow firmly. SenseTime User Guide V 1.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 3. 4. When attaching the tags to the cows follow the instructions as explained in Attaching eSense Flex Tags to Cows. Pull the tool firmly and quickly to cut through the shaft of the small male pin and remove the eSense Flex tag from the cow. if the animal is culled for example.5 How to Remove eSense Flex Tags When removing the eSense Flex tag. Using the Allflex Safety Ear Tag Removal tool. 1. 2.docx Page 11 .

SenseTime User Guide V 1.docx Page 12 .SenseTime™ Setup Guide 4. Make sure to clean the Tag Removal tool between uses. NOTE If any irritation occurs to the hole.0. consult your veterinarian for the appropriate treatment.

Download and install the SenseTime™ Web Application from here. Double-click on the SenseTime™ Web Application Icon. the application launches. Choose the Language you wish to use for the Registration Process. The application connects to the installed SenseTime™ Controller and begins the registration process. 1. c.docx Page 13 . 2. a.0.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2. The PC used to run the Web Application should be connected to the Internet. b. Click Register to begin the Registration Process. This application allows a local network connection to your SenseTime™ System.2 SenseTime™ Basic Configuration Follow these steps to configure your SenseTime™ system. or choose Trial Mode to enter Trial Mode. SenseTime User Guide V 1.

SenseTime User Guide V 1.SenseTime™ Setup Guide Trial Mode is available for 30 days after which Configuration and Registration must be completed.docx Page 14 . reports and graphs that were available during Trial Mode may not be available after registration is completed as these depend on the Application Plan 3.0. NOTE When System Registration is completed after Trial Mode. When finished click Next. Review/complete the Account Details section.

The Farm ID is very important for Remote Connections to your SenseTime System. This Identification String is required to log in to your SenseTime™ Controller. If this SenseTime™ system is linked to a Herd Management System. choose that system from the Integration Drop-down menu and then copy the Registration Key to the correct place in that system. Will SenseTime™ be linked to a Herd Management System? Is there a Herd Management System in use on the farm and will there be an exchange of data between that system and the SenseTime™ System.0. 4. a. If no continue to step 5. SenseTime User Guide V 1.SenseTime™ Setup Guide NOTE Record the Farm ID as written.docx Page 15 .

SenseTime™ Setup Guide b. Continue to Step 6 below. After making your choice. When complete. click Next. Will the SenseTime™ System work in Validation Mode or No Validation Mode. When complete click Finish. Give the Controller and Antenna significant names that are associated with where they are installed so they can be found quickly. 6. Validation Mode is the default system configuration and will give farms the best results. Review the SenseTime™ System Farm topology.0. SenseTime User Guide V 1. click Next.docx Page 16 . 5.

graphs.3 SenseTime™ Registration Once the configuration section is complete the system automatically moves to the registration portion of the wizard. Enter here the User Name and Password created for you. and one number. NOTE When System Registration is completed after Trial Mode. and series that were available during Trial Mode may not be available after registration is completed as these depend on the Application Plan in place on the farm. one small letter. 2. 1. NOTE The password must contain at least 6 characters. SenseTime User Guide V 1.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2.0. Verify/Edit the Account Details. all the reports.docx Page 17 . There must be at least one Capital Letter.

SenseTime User Guide V 1.docx Page 18 . NOTE The Farm ID was assigned in Step 3 on page 14. Enter the answers to the security questions.0. SenseTime™ Configuration and Registration is now complete. When complete you will be asked to sign in again.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 3. If you have not yet done so record this now. 4. Read and then check your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and click Sign-up.

NOTE Trial Mode users will only be able to use the Mobile Application when accessing their SenseTime™ Systems over the local network.12.0. When migrating from Heatime® HR.4 SenseTime™ Mobile Application The SenseTime™ Mobile Application is available for both Android and Apple Devices. that is detailed above.46 or higher.34. Video Resolution The minimum Resolution is 1360 x 768 Farm Network Connection At Least 256Kbps Upload SenseTime™ Web Application Download from here for Local Connections NOTE For remote connections enter https://st.com/ in your Chrome Browser.4. 2.24. NOTE The minimum Android version is 4.scrdairy.docx Page 19 . Remote connections are only available after completing configuration and Registration. cSense Tag Version update the tags before migrating the Farm/Customer The Tag Version used must be 11.44.12 or eSense Tag Version higher. SenseTime User Guide V 1. LAN.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2.5 Minimum Requirements Correct operation of SenseTime™ requires these minimum requirements: Property Minimum Requirement The Tag Version used must be 01. The minimum iOS version is 8.

Heifers. From the Dashboard click Farm and then Groups.0. Create groups that correspond with the actual groups on the farm. the groups page appears. When cows in this group get to a Heat Index that is equal Heat Index Threshold to or above this number the cows will enter the Heat Report. The number of the group. Field Name Description The name of the group. Click here to return all the fields to default. All groups must have a Group Number number. or default. Click to add a group. The Heat Index Threshold for this group.docx Page 20 . 2. Dry. SenseTime User Guide V 1.6 Creating Groups The next step in setting up your SenseTime™ System is to create groups. The possible Branch categories are: Milking. Calves. The economic category of this group.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2. 1. This field is limited to 20 Group Name characters.

0. NOTE Changing the Heat Index Threshold can significantly affect how the SenseTime™ System detects heats and can significantly affect the fertility rates on the farm. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Do not change the Heat Index Threshold unless directed by SCR or your SCR Dealer.docx Page 21 .SenseTime™ Setup Guide 3. When all the information is complete and correct click to save the Group.

2. Effective Breeding Date and Number. The cow is classified as Fresh if: • the calving date entered is less than 70 days in the past for first lactation cows. but is does require some preparation. • 60 days in past for second and higher lactation cows. Pregnant Cow Last Caving Date. into SenseTime™ Cow Status Required Information Fresh/Ready/Open Cow Last Calving Date. Breeding Date and Number.0. Detailed instructions on how to use the migration tool are found on page 89. Dry-off Date. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Effective Breeding Date and Number. Dry Last Caving Date. 1st Lactation and higher.1 Required Data when Entering Heifers/Cows This data is required when entering Heifers into SenseTime™: Heifer Status Required Information Ready (for Breeding) Birthdate Bred Heifer Birthdate + Breeding Date and Number Pregnant Heifer Birthdate + Effective Breeding Date and Number This data is required when entering Cows.docx Page 22 . NOTE Farms that are migrating from Heatime HR should use the migration tool.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2.7.7 First Time Animal Entry using SenseTime™ Entering your herd for the first time in SenseTime™ system is not difficult. Inseminated Cow Last Caving Date.

Begin by entering the Basic Details about the Heifer. SenseTime User Guide V 1. this is optional. and the Government Number assigned to the Heifer. EID Number if the farm uses EID Tags. 2. The list of Culled Animals.8 Entering Heifers in SenseTime™ Follow these instructions to enter Heifers of all lactation statuses in SenseTime™. required. the Group where the Heifer is housed. Click Next to add more.0. 1. Click to begin to add a Heifer to the herd. this is also optional.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2. information. is also found here. 3. Cow Number. From the Dashboard click Farm and then Animals. once there are Culled Animals from the herd. a.docx Page 23 . the Animals in Herd list appears.

Enter here the most recent Breeding Date and Number. 5. otherwise click Next.0. When complete click Save Now. When complete click Save Now. 6. NOTE The Birthdate is required for Heifers. 0 for Heifers.docx Page 24 .SenseTime™ Setup Guide 4. Enter here the current Lactation number. otherwise click Next. SenseTime User Guide V 1. 7. The Bull used is optional and once a Bull is entered it can be chosen from the Drop-down List. and the Birthdate of the Heifer.

SenseTime™ Setup Guide 8.docx Page 25 . when complete click Save Now to save the Heifer. 9. The Heifer and all entered details are now saved in SenseTime™. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Enter the Pregnancy Check Date and the Result.0.

Cow Number. this is optional. the Group where the Cow is housed.9 Entering Cows in SenseTime™ Follow these instructions to enter Cows of all lactations and lactation statuses in SenseTime™. information. once there are Culled Animals from the herd.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2. SenseTime User Guide V 1.docx Page 26 . Click to begin to add a Cow to the herd. The list of Culled Animals. 2. Click Next to add more. Begin by entering the Basic Details about the Cow. 3.0. 1. required. is also found here. From the Dashboard click Farm and then Animals. this is also optional. EID Number if the farm uses EID Tags. a. and the Government Number assigned to the Cow. the Animals in Herd list appears.

The Bull used is optional and once a Bull is entered it can be chosen from the Drop-down List.docx Page 27 . When complete click Save Now. otherwise click Next. 7. Enter here the most recent Breeding Date and Number. otherwise click Next SenseTime User Guide V 1. Birthdate. Enter the Current Lactation Number. and Last Calving Date for this cow. When complete click Save Now.0.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 4. NOTE When migrating cows for the first time to SenseTime™ data on previous lactations is not needed. 6. 5.

otherwise click Next 10. When complete click Save Now.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 8. are saved in SenseTime™ SenseTime User Guide V 1. The Cow. Enter the Pregnancy Check Date. 9. Enter the Dry-off date for the cow. and all the entered details.docx Page 28 . When complete click Save Now.0. 11.

1. 3. SenseTime User Guide V 1. the Tag Assignment Pop-up appears. configuring and registering the SenseTime™ system and entering the herd. Click on Assign Tag. From the Dashboard click Farm and then Cows.0. cows can be paired with their tags. This tag is now assigned to this cow.10 Pairing Cows and cSense/eSense Tags After attaching the tags to the cows. the Cows in Herd list appears. 2. Enter the Tag Number and click apply.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2.docx Page 29 .

grouped by lactation. • Graphs – A graphical representation of various cow activities and behaviors.docx Page 30 .0.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2. SenseTime User Guide V 1.11 SenseTime™ Cow Card The Cow Card contains a great deal of information about the cow. • Details – The information and description of the cow. The Cow Card is made up of the Lactation Timeline and three tabs: • Events – Important happenings for this cow.

Lactation Timeline Colors are explained in this table.docx Page 31 . Cows/Heifers after they have been inseminated at least once until they are checked for pregnancy. Cows/Heifers once they have been recorded after a positive pregnancy check. Dry. Color Icon Description Heifer. Fresh. It contains the major events and the total number of days since the last calving for the cow. From Birth until end of Voluntary Waiting Period.0.11. (configurable) Ready/OK. Cows/Heifers after they have a recorded negative pregnancy check. Inseminated.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2. Cows after they have been dried- off and the Dry-off recorded. Cows from Calving till the end of the Voluntary Waiting Period. SenseTime User Guide V 1.1 Lactation Timeline The Lactation Timeline is a graphic summary of the current lactation for the cow. Cows/Heifers ready for insemination. Open. Pregnant.

Insemination. Do Not Breed. Can be positive or negative. Event Icons Description Calving.docx Page 32 . This icon appears when a system heat is registered. Distress. This icon appears when a cow is determined to be in distress. This Icon appears when a cow is checked for pregnancy.2 Events All the happenings to each cow in the herd are called events. Used to designate cows that will not continue to a subsequent lactation. This icon appears when the Health Index of a cow falls below the threshold. This icon appears where a calving is reported. SenseTime User Guide V 1.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2. Pregnancy Check.0. Health.11. Heat. This icon appears where an insemination is entered/recorded for the cow.

Dry-off. SenseTime User Guide V 1. This icon appears when a tag is assigned to a cow or when a tag already assigned is changed to a different tag. Remove Tag. This icon appears when the firmware for a tag is updated successfully.docx Page 33 . This icon appears when a group change is entered/recorded for the cow Abortion. Update Tag Firmware. This icon appears when a tag is removed from a cow and the event is entered/recorded. Change Group. Designate Tag.SenseTime™ Setup Guide Event Icons Description Culling. This icon appears when the cow is culled. This icon appears when an abortion is entered/recorded for the cow. This icon appears where the dry-off is entered/recorded for the cow. removed from the herd.0.

Farm  Cows. Chose the desired event and complete the required fields.11. The Add Event button is found either at the top of the Cow List. the Add New Event screen appears. 2.1 Entering Events This section describes how to enter Events in the SenseTime™ System.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2.0. Click OK to save the event. To Enter an Event. SenseTime User Guide V 1. or at the top of any Cow Card. click on Add Event. 3.2.docx Page 34 . 1. Click Cancel to exit without saving. Only the allowed events for this point on the Lactation Timeline are available.

2.11. event. The event is removed. NOTE It is only possible to remove the last.docx Page 35 . 3. Click the Vertical Ellipses and choose Remove Event. It is possible to Remove Events.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2.2. 1. such as inseminations to the more recent pregnancy check.0. may not be removed. SenseTime User Guide V 1.2 Removing Events. Past events that affect more recent events. topmost. Find the desired event on the event tab.

docx Page 36 .11. SenseTime User Guide V 1.1 Heat Graph The Heat Graph displays the Heat Behavior of the cow.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2.11.3.3 Graphs The SenseTime™ System produces several useful graphs to help you manage your herd.0. • Heat Graph • Health Graph 2.

0.docx Page 37 .SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2.2 Health Graph The Health Graph shows the relative health of the cow using Total Daily Rumination minutes.11. SenseTime User Guide V 1.3.

To expand any of the areas click on the arrow. SenseTime User Guide V 1.4 Details The Details section shows all the important information about the cow. 2.SenseTime™ Setup Guide 2. Click to save the changes or to discard them. the area expands.docx Page 38 . 1.0. 3. To edit any of the information click on Edit and the items available for editing are highlighted around the edges.11.

SenseTime™ Setup Guide 4. SenseTime User Guide V 1.0. If you try to leave without saving a message appears.docx Page 39 .

The SenseTime™ Dashboard appears. SenseTime™ is quite easy to use. 3.1 Overview/Dashboard Click on the SenseTime™ Icon on the desktop .Using SenseTime™ 3 Using SenseTime™ Thanks to the clear and concise interface. the login page appears. Enter the User Name and Password you configured when you set up and registered your SenseTime™ along with the Farm ID that was assigned during registration and click Login.docx Page 40 .0. SenseTime User Guide V 1.

1 Accordion/Widgets This part of the dashboard contains three important blocks of information. • Vital Farm Statistics. • Cows that are in Heat.0. SenseTime User Guide V 1.Using SenseTime™ 3.docx Page 41 .1. • Cows that require further attention.

1.docx Page 42 .0.Using SenseTime™ 3.2 Cows in Heat The cows in Heat section displays the cows that are currently in heat. This information is taken directly from the Cow in Heat Report. SenseTime User Guide V 1.

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3.1.3 Cows to Inspect
The Cows to Inspect portion contains cows from many different reports. By default,
cows from the Health and Distress Reports appear here. Other reports can be added:
• Early Fresh Cows Report
• Suspected for Abortion Report
• Anestrus Cows Report
• Irregular Heat Report

NOTE
The manual describes all possible reports and graphs. The reports and graphs
available on the farm depend on the Application Plan enabled on the farm.

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3.1.4 Farm Statistics
The Farm Statistics Widget displays important summary information that gives an
overview of the farm, “at a glance.”

• Total Animals – This line indicates the total number of Cows on the farm. The
number of Heifers is highlighted from within this number.
• Total Cows – This line examines the number of cows on the farm. The
percentage of cows in milk vs the percentage of dry cows is examined. In
addition, the percentage of pregnant cows and the percentage of cows set to Do
Not Breed is also examined.
• Total Heifers – The total number of Heifers vs the number of pregnant heifers is
examined.
The numbers here and their relationship give an instant snapshot as to the continuity
and viability of the herd on your farm.

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3.1.5 Cows and Tags
This section displays the total number of cows in the herd and breaks down the herd
into cows with and without tags.

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perhaps these numbers need to be corrected.6 System Maintenance The System Maintenance area displays important information about maintenance that may be required from time to time in SenseTime™. • Tags to Replace – The tags that are declaring that their battery is low. • Tags to Assign – These tags are declaring that they are on a cow and the SenseTime™ system has no record of them being paired or assigned to a cow.docx Page 46 .1.These tags are assigned to a cow but no data has been received from them since they were assigned. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Look for them so they can be attached again to the correct cow or a new tag needs to be assigned. These tags should be replaced. These tags may have become separated from their cow. • Not on Cow – These tags are assigned to a cow and are declaring that they are not on any animal. Changing tags.0. if required.Using SenseTime™ 3. • Assignment Issues . Review these numbers in the system. Review these tags and pair them with cows. is described on page 80.

The alerts. • High Activity from the Daily Activity Group Graph.0. These alerts are divided into 2 categories: • Cow Alerts • System Alerts 3.2 SenseTime™ Alerts SenseTime™ generates many kinds of Alerts.Using SenseTime™ 3. reports and graphs. reports and graphs available on the farm depend on the Application Plan enabled on the farm.1 Cow Alerts 4 different types of alerts can appear in this area: • Pre-calving distress.2. NOTE The manual describes all possible alerts. • Low Rumination from the Daily Rumination Group Graph. SenseTime User Guide V 1. • Post-calving distress.docx Page 47 .

In normal configuration.2.Using SenseTime™ 3. RF Configuration The antenna is not accepting its Contact your dealer for Error configuration technical support Contact your dealer for General Controller The controller is generating a technical support the Error general error affected device may require replacement Check the network Antenna There is no response from an connectivity between the Disconnected installed antenna Controller and the Antenna Contact your dealer for Device Overheated The Controller is too hot technical support One of the RF modules is not Contact your dealer for RF Module Error working correctly technical support Device Storage Data is not being stored internally Contact your dealer for Error technical support SenseTime User Guide V 1.0. this appears after 1 hour of no data No Tag Data from Contact your dealer for from assigned tags. In grazing any Tag technical support configuration.docx Page 48 . System Alert Description Suggested Action No data is received from any tag. this appears after 24 hours of no data from assigned tags.2 System Alerts Alerts concerning the system and/or the connectivity of the system are displayed here.

Duplicate Tags.docx Page 49 . technical support Cloud Backup Error This error will only show if the local internet connection is functioning. Duplicate by the Herd Management Synchronization Cow Cards. too System Issues many cows culled There is an issue preventing the Contact your dealer for Local Backup Error creation of the local backup technical support There is an issue preventing the Contact your dealer for backup being copied to the cloud.0.Using SenseTime™ Connectivity Description Suggested Action Alert Cloud is There is no connectivity with the Check local connectivity Disconnected Cloud It has been more than 25 hours Synchronize your Herd No Herd since there was synchronization Management System Management of your Herd Management Synchronization system and SenseTime™ This indicates one or more herd Check the data being sent Herd Management management issues. SenseTime User Guide V 1.

Weekly. The manual describes all possible reports and o Tag Maintenance. graphs.docx Page 50 . The reports and graphs available on the There are several different reports farm depend on the Application Plan enabled on available in the SenseTime™ System. Using SenseTime™ 3. These reports should access on a daily.3 SenseTime™ Reports Click on the Reports Icon. • Reproduction – this area contains all the reports related to Reproduction: o Anestrus o Irregular Heats o Suspected for Abortion o Cows in Heat • Health . the reports menu appears.this area contains all the reports related to Health: o Health o Animal Distress o Early Fresh Cows o Animals to Inspect • Group – This area contains all the Group related reports.0. o Group Routine o Group Routine Heat Stress • Maintenance – This area contains all NOTE the Maintenance related reports. or Monthly basis. The Reports menu is divided into different sections: • Favorites – This area contains all the reports that are marked as your favorite. the farm. SenseTime User Guide V 1.

2. the reports menu appears.Using SenseTime™ 3. the reports menu appears. The star changes from Green to white. Click on the Reports Icon. 1.0. Click on the White Star next to the report that you wish to add to Your Favorites. SenseTime User Guide V 1.3. signifying that the report is added to Your Favorites.1 Adding a Report to Your Favorites For easier access add a report to Your Favorites. 3. Click on the Reports Icon. Click on the Green Star next to the report that you wish to remove from Your Favorites. 3. The star changes color from white to green.docx Page 51 . 2. signifying that the report is removed from Your Favorites. 1.2 Removing a Report from your Favorites Users may want to remove a report from Your Favorites. 3.3.

Reports are only refreshed when the refresh button is pressed or when the report is opened.Using SenseTime™ 3. NOTE Once a report is opened in SenseTime™ it will not be refreshed automatically. Click on the to Exit the graph view of this report and return to the report.3. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Press refresh to refresh the cows in the report. Once you have accessed the graphs related to the report you can browse through the graphs of only those cows that are in the report.3 Navigating within Reports Clicking on the Cow ID of any cow in any takes you to the related Graph of that cow in the cow card.0.docx Page 52 .

Using SenseTime™ 3. Advanced. and Premium.4 SenseTime™ Graphs SenseTime™ Graphs display a great deal of information and have several available series and options.docx Page 53 .0. NOTE The available series and options are determined by the Application Plan enabled for the farm: Starter. 1. The top of the graph contains the current lactation timeline and other information about the cow SenseTime User Guide V 1.

Displayed Series and the Timeframe. Moving the cross hair displays the current Date/Time Stamp as well as the current value for the displayed series.0. This portion of the graph informs us of the series that is displayed and the timeframe of the graph 3.Using SenseTime™ 2. The cursor on graphs become a cross hair.docx Page 54 . SenseTime User Guide V 1.

Using SenseTime™ 4.0. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Timeframe – The displayed ticks correspond always to the chosen Timeframe.docx Page 55 . 5. Clicking on Setup displays the options available for this graph.

Using SenseTime™ As the Timeframe increases so does the distance between each tick on the graph.docx Page 56 .0. The reports and graphs available on the farm depend on the Application Plan enabled on the farm. SenseTime User Guide V 1. NOTE The manual describes all possible reports and graphs.

Reading the Animal Identify cows in distress that need immediate Distress Report attention.Using SenseTime™ 3. The reports and graphs available on the farm depend on the Application Plan enabled on the farm. NOTE The manual describes all possible reports and graphs.docx Page 57 . Reading Cows to Inspect This is a collection of cows from several different Report reports. Reading the Heat Stress This graph displays the effect of Heat Stress on the Routine Graph various groups in the herd.0. Reading the Health This report displays the cows that have possible Report health issues. Report Description This report displays the cows that are in heat Cows in Heat including the cows that are ready for AI. SenseTime User Guide V 1.5 Daily Tasks These reports should be reviewed every day. Reading the Daily This graph displays the daily average of Rumination Activity/Rumination or Activity compared to the previous 2-week Routine Graph average.

DNB. and of course are not tagged as Do Not Breed. 2. Cows Ready for AI are those cows that have completed the configured Voluntary Waiting Period. Click on the Reports Menu Icon and the Browse Report drawer appears.1 Reading the Cows in Heat Report The Cows in Heat report displays all the cows in heat with a quick filter that shows just those cows that are ready to bred. the cows that have completed their voluntary waiting period. Click on Cows in Heat. the Cows in Heat Report appears. 3.Using SenseTime™ 3. 1.docx Page 58 . See page 85 for details. SenseTime User Guide V 1. are not pregnant. Move the Slider to the right and only the Cows that are Ready for AI are displayed.0.5.

The number of time this cow has been bred during Number of Breedings the current lactation The number of days since the last heat recorded for Days since Last Heat this cow in the current lactation The number of days since the cow was last bred in Days since Last Breeding the current lactation The Breeding Window. Heat Index. SenseTime User Guide V 1.Using SenseTime™ Field Description The Identification number assigned to the cow in Cow ID SenseTime™ Group The group where the cow is assigned The status of the cow. The number of times the cow has given birth or Lactation Number calved The number of days since the cow has last given DIM/Age birth. that is equal to the strength of the current heat. described on page 85.docx Page 59 . Lactation Statuses are Status explained on page 31. This is a score that combines all the outputs from the tags. This results in Heat Index a score. and the cow’s heat history. Do not Breed.0. cows that have not yet completed their Voluntary For AI Waiting Period. described on page 60. the number of days old the Heifer/Calf is. will be designated here No. or if she is a Heifer/Calf. Breeding Window describes the optimum time for inseminating the cow. This cow is available for breeding. For example. This is the designation for cows that DNB the farmer no longer wants their offspring.

Breeding cows like this may result in lower conception rates.5. 23-7 Hours.0.docx Page 60 . Breeding during this timeframe may First Yellow Zone result in lower conception rates. Breeding during this timeframe may Second Yellow Zone result in lower conception rates. This means that the Heat Index of the cow has not yet reached its highest value. Breeding during this timeframe may Red Zone result in the lowest conception rates. Green Zone Breeding during this time may result in the highest conception rates. This timeline is made up of 4 zones: Breeding Window Description Zone 26-24 Hours. 6-2 Hours.1 Breeding Window Explained The Breeding Window is a graphical representation of the optimal time for inseminating the cow and the current position of the cow on this timeline.1.Using SenseTime™ 3. Occasionally you may see a cow in the Cows in Heat Report with a Breeding Window as above. This is optimum Breeding Window. 1-(-4) Hours. SenseTime User Guide V 1.

Health Index The current Health Index for this cow.docx Page 61 . Eating.5. NOTE Identify and observe cows with a Red Colored Health Index immediately.0. Field Description The Identification number assigned to the cow in Cow ID SenseTime™ Group The group where the cow is assigned The status of the cow. the number of days old the Heifer/Calf is. The number of times the cow has given birth or Lactation Number calved The number of days since the cow has last given DIM/Age birth. The Health Index value for entry into the Health Report is configured on page 87. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Lactation Statuses are Status explained on page 31. or if she is a Heifer/Calf.2 Reading the Health Report Cows that have a drop in Rumination.Using SenseTime™ 3. and/or Activity will have a decrease in their Health Index and appear in the Health Report.

Distress If the cow is detected to be in General Distress. Lactation Statuses are explained on page 31.5.3 Reading the Animal Distress Report Cows appear in this report when they have not had sufficient rumination activity for an extended period. or Post-Calving Distress Distress Duration How long the cow was in Distress this time Distress Date/Time The time and date when the cow was labeled as Previous Distress How many times around this calving event was this cow in distress. Cows around the time of calving that are in Pre and/or Post Calving Distress should be given special attention to help prevent metabolic and calving diseases. Lactation Number The number of times the cow has given birth or calved DIM/Age The number of days since the cow has last given birth.0. coupled with an absence of eating activity during that period.Using SenseTime™ 3. Field Description Cow ID The Identification number assigned to the cow in SenseTime™ Group The group where the cow is assigned Status The status of the cow. Pre- calving Distress. the number of days old the Heifer/Calf is. SenseTime User Guide V 1. or if she is a Heifer/Calf.docx Page 62 .

or if she is a Heifer/Calf. the number of days old the Heifer/Calf is. Lactation Statuses are explained on page 31. Lactation Number The number of times the cow has given birth or calved DIM/Age The number of days since the cow has last given birth.0. Field Description Cow ID The Identification number assigned to the cow in SenseTime™ Group The group where the cow is assigned Status The status of the cow. Days since last Heat The number of days since the cow was last determined to be in heat.docx Page 63 . The Health and Animal in Distress reports are included by default.4 Reading Cows to Inspect Report The Cows to Inspect report is made up of cows that appear in other reports. the number of days since the effective breeding. Days Pregnant When the cow has a recorded positive pregnancy check. Health Index The current Health Index of the cow Reasons The report/s where the cow is listed are the reason/s the cow appears in the Cows to Inspect Report. other reports can be included as configured. SenseTime User Guide V 1.5.Using SenseTime™ 3.

Click on Cows to Inspect in the Dashboard Widget and then Click on the Report Icon. the Cows to Inspect Report Appears.Using SenseTime™ 3. Click on the arrow next to Include in Report.1 Changing the Reports that appear in the Cows to Inspect Report It is possible to see and edit the reports that are included in the Cows to Inspect Report.5. The reports included in the Cows to Inspect Report are listed with a check mark next to their name. SenseTime User Guide V 1.docx Page 64 . Check or Uncheck reports as desired and click apply to save the desired configuration.4.0.

0. This graph displays information only if there are at least 20 cows with tags in the group and these tags have been paired with the cows for at least 14 days.Using SenseTime™ 3. SenseTime User Guide V 1.5 Reading the Daily Activity/Rumination Routine Graph The Daily Activity/Rumination Routine graph displays the average activity or rumination from the past two weeks over the past 24 or 48 hours. In addition to those two conditions.5. This graph clear identifies when the current Activity or Rumination level ventures outside of the routine boundary. the farm must also be subscribed to the appropriate Application Plan.docx Page 65 .

and these tags have been paired with the cows for at least 24 hours. This graphs helps to understand when the heavy breathing occurs during the daily farm routine and if the policies set down on the farm for cooling and feeding are being effective.5.0. SenseTime User Guide V 1.Using SenseTime™ 3. In addition to the above the farm must also be subscribed to the appropriate Application Plan.6 Reading the Heat Stress Routine Graph The Heat Stress Routine graph shows the amount of heavy breathing among the cows in the various groups in the herd. This graph displays information only if there are at least 20 cows with tags in the specific group.docx Page 66 .

0. SenseTime User Guide V 1.docx Page 67 . Heats Report Reading the Suspected Cows that may have aborted or dropped their calf for Abortion Report very early. Reading the Irregular Cows with 3 or more heats during the last 30 days. Understanding the Group When the weather demands. NOTE The manual describes all possible reports and graphs. Report Description Reading the Anestrus Cows that have not displayed a heat during the last Cows Report 50 days.6 Weekly Tasks These SenseTime™ reports/graphs should be reviewed at least once a week. This graph displays the average daily rumination Understanding the Group along with the total variability within the group. Reading the Tag Check weekly to make sure there are no Maintenance Report outstanding issues with the tags. Consistency Trend Graph Higher variability might signal something that is stressing the group or the herd. this report should be Heat Stress Trend Graph accessed more often.Using SenseTime™ 3. The reports and graphs available on the farm depend on the Application Plan enabled on the farm.

the number of days old the Heifer/Calf is.Using SenseTime™ 3. the cow must also have the tag for at least 30 days. Days since last Heat The number of days since the cow was last determined to be in heat. Field Description Cow ID The Identification number assigned to the cow in SenseTime™ Group The group where the cow is assigned Status The status of the cow. VMP. Lactation Statuses are explained on page 31. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Days since last The number of days since the cow was last Insem(ination) inseminated.1 Reading the Anestrus Cows Report The Anestrus Cows Report displays any cow that has completed the configured Voluntary Waiting Period.docx Page 68 . and has not been detected in heat for the last 50 days.0. or if she is a Heifer/Calf.6. Lactation Number The number of times the cow has given birth or calved DIM/Age The number of days since the cow has last given birth.

6.0.Using SenseTime™ 3.2 Reading the Irregular Heats Report The Cows with Irregular Heat Report displays any cows that have three or more heats in the past 30 days. or if she is a Heifer/Calf. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Heats in Last 30 Days The number of times the cow has been recorded in Heat during the past 30 days.docx Page 69 . Lactation Statuses are explained on page 31. Field Description Cow ID The Identification number assigned to the cow in SenseTime™ Group The group where the cow is assigned Status The status of the cow. Days since last Heat The number of days since the cow was last determined to be in heat. the number of days old the Heifer/Calf is. Lactation Number The number of times the cow has given birth or calved DIM/Age The number of days since the cow has last given birth.

3 Reading the Suspected for Abortion Report The suspect for Abortion Report displays cows that may have aborted.0. Field Description Cow ID The Identification number assigned to the cow in SenseTime™ Group The group where the cow is assigned Status The status of the cow. the number of days old the Heifer/Calf is. or if she is a Heifer/Calf. Last Heat Index The last Heat Index for the most recent heat for this cow. This report is dependent on entering breedings and Positive Pregnancy Checks in SenseTime™.Using SenseTime™ 3. the number of days since the effective breeding. Days since last Heat The number of days since the cow was last determined to be in heat.docx Page 70 . Cows remain in this report for 30 days after the “Abortion” heat. Days Pregnant When the cow has a recorded positive pregnancy check. SenseTime User Guide V 1.6. Lactation Number The number of times the cow has given birth or calved DIM/Age The number of days since the cow has last given birth. Lactation Statuses are explained on page 31.

Variability within the group might signal something that is stressing the group or the herd.0. This graph displays information only if there are at least 10 cows with tags in the group and these tags have been paired with the cows for at least 7 days. In addition to the above the farm must also be subscribed to the appropriate Application Plan.docx Page 71 .6.Using SenseTime™ 3.4 Understanding the Group Consistency Trend Graph This graph displays the average daily rumination for the group in minutes along with the total variability of that average within the group. SenseTime User Guide V 1.

Using SenseTime™ 3. This graph shows the effect of heat stress over a much larger horizon than the Daily Heat Stress Routine graph.5 Understanding the Group Heat Stress Trend Graph This graph shows the effect of Heat Stress on the herd over time. SenseTime User Guide V 1.6. In addition to the above the farm must also be subscribed to the appropriate Application Plan.0.docx Page 72 . This graph displays information only if there are at least 10 cows with tags in the group and these tags have been paired with the cows for at least 1 day.

The last time the tag was seen by the system if Last Updated there is such a record. Cow ID The Identification number assigned to the cow in SenseTime™.docx Page 73 .0. SenseTime User Guide V 1.6 Reading the Tag Maintenance Report This report contains all the identified Tag Issues and how to resolve these issues. Perform this recommended action to resolve this Recommended Actions issue.Using SenseTime™ 3. Field Description Tag Number The number of the SCR Tag. Group The group where the cow is assigned. Click the checkboxes on the left side to select records to create a printed list to take with to the barn or strings to find the cow and/or tag.6. Maintenance Issue The identified issue with the tag.

0.7 Monthly Tasks These SenseTime™ reports/graphs should be reviewed at least once a week. Report Description Understanding the Farm Review the relationships between the number of Statistics the different types and ages of cows on the farm.Using SenseTime™ 3.docx Page 74 . Checking Group Review the cows to ensure that they are registered Membership in the correct groups. SenseTime User Guide V 1.

to make sure that your herd is currently “configured” to meet its economic potential as well as your business needs. • Heifer = Calves from suckling until beginning of 1st lactation.7.1 Understanding the Farm Statistics The Farm Statistics Widget on the SenseTime™ Dashboard gives at-a-glance important information about the herd.Using SenseTime™ 3.0.docx Page 75 . more often if required. It is important to check this each month. KPI Units Description Goal/Range Heifers % Total Heifers / Total Cows 75-90% Milking Number Total Cows Dry (cows) % Total Dry cows / Total Cows 5-20% Pregnant Cows % Pregnant Cows / Total Cows 40-60% DNB (Do Not % DNB Cows / Total Cows 5-20% Breed) Pregnant Heifers % Pregnant Heifers / Total Heifers 20-40% • Cow = Cows in 1st or higher lactation. SenseTime User Guide V 1.

The number of days the cow is pregnant and the Days Pregnant / Average average number of days pregnant for the pregnant cows in the group. The total number of SCR tags on the cows in the SCR Tag / Total group. Field Description Cow / Total What is the total number of cows in this group. SenseTime User Guide V 1. This will insure that all the cows are registered where they are and will also allow to review other important information about the herd.0. Lactation and what is the average lactation for the Lactation / Average group. Days in Milk or Age and what is the average of the DIM/Age DIM Average DIM for the cows in the group. Days since Last Heat The number of days since the cow was in heat.7.docx Page 76 . The status of the cows and what percentage of the Status / Pregnant cows are pregnant in the group.Using SenseTime™ 3.2 Checking Group Membership Review the list of cows in each of the groups.

8 Recurring Tasks There are a few tasks associated with the SenseTime™ System that may happen at any time. Task Description Removing SCR Tags How to unpair SCR Tags from the cow Changing SCR Tags How to change the paired SCR tag SenseTime User Guide V 1.0.docx Page 77 .Using SenseTime™ 3.

From the Dashboard click Farm and then Animals.8. the Events History on the Cow Card of this cow appears. 1.Using SenseTime™ 3. These instructions explain how to remove an SCR Tag from a cow. 2.docx Page 78 .1 Removing SCR Tags Occasionally you may need to “unpair” or remove an SCR Tag from a cow.0. 3. Click on the cow in question. the new event window appears. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Click Add New Event. the Animals in Herd list appears.

5.docx Page 79 . 6. SenseTime User Guide V 1. The event now appears in the Event History for this cow. Choose Remove SCR Tag from the available Tag Management Events.0. Review the details and click Save Now to save the event.Using SenseTime™ 4.

0. 1. the Events History on the Cow Card of this cow appears. 3. 2. Click Add New Event. the Cows in Herd list appears. Click on the cow in question. the new event window appears. follow these instructions when changing a tag paired with a cow in SenseTime™.2 Changing SCR Tags When directed by the Tag Maintenance Report.docx Page 80 . SenseTime User Guide V 1.8.Using SenseTime™ 3. From the Dashboard click Farm and then Cows.

5.Using SenseTime™ 4. Review the details and click Save Now to save the event.docx Page 81 . Chose Change SCR Tag from the available Tag Management Events.0. The event now appears in the Event History for this cow. SenseTime User Guide V 1. 6.

the Farm Settings landing page appears. This section is divided into 4 parts: • Users: Configuration and permission level of each of the users of the SenseTime™ System.Farm Settings 4 Farm Settings This section describes how to configure SenseTime™ for the protocols and practices already in place on your farm.docx Page 82 . NOTE The Farm Settings available in your SenseTime™ System reflect the Application Plan subscription in place on the farm. Not all items described in this chapter are available in every SenseTime™ System. • Health: Configuration of the various Health related reports. Click on Manage and then Settings. • Reproduction: Configuration of the various reproduction related protocols that are already in use on your farm. SenseTime User Guide V 1. and graphs. NOTE User configuration is only available if you are the SenseTime system Administrator.0. • Alerts: Configuration of what Alerts each user receives.

SenseTime User Guide V 1. and on which devices. reports. • External User – This type of user should be used for consultants and service providers to the farm like the breeder. With this user service providers/consultants can receive alerts from the system but cannot access the system directly. its operation and the cows. To add a new user.0. • Farmer –This user can only view cows. Complete the User Details and click Save. and then choose the type of user to add.Farm Settings 4. and graphs. click on Add.1 Users The users page is where Users to the local SenseTime™ system are added and managed. There is only one Admin per SenseTime™. and feeding consultant. • Farm Manager – This user can edit all settings related to the Farm. There are 4 user levels available on SenseTime™: • Admin – the user that is created during registration is the system administrator and has access to edit everything in SenseTime™. This user may not edit System Settings. Continue to Alerts to configure the types of alerts sent to the users. veterinarian.docx Page 83 .

Click on to send this specific alert as Push Notification to the Mobile Application. • SenseTime™ Users with a valid Email address will receive this alert in an Email.docx Page 84 . • SenseTime™ Users with a valid E. Click on to send this specific alert as an SMS/Text Message. users that have not downloaded. and logged in to the Mobile Application will not receive these push notifications. Click on to send this specific alert as an Email. the only alert sent by SenseTime™ is the Pre/Post Calving Alert.0. • Only registered Mobile Application users will receive these push notifications. Email. By Default. NOTE Even if the Push Notification icon is selected. SenseTime User Guide V 1. SMS.164 Phone number will receive this alert in an SMS/Text Message.Farm Settings 4.2 Alerts The alerts section configures which types of alerts are sent to which destinations. installed. This alert is sent to mobile application users only. or Push Notifications.

SenseTime User Guide V 1. 4.3 Reproduction Configure here various reproduction and pregnancy related values.0.2 Pregnancy Length Configure here the Average Pregnancy Length for your herd.docx Page 85 . o The average pregnancy length for the herd is 278 days from the last or effective insemination.1 Voluntary Waiting Period In this section configure: • Voluntary Waiting Period for each type of cow in the herd separately.3. Cows that are in heat but have not exceeding the number of days above will not appear as cows for AI. o Heifer – Default 420 days of age o 1st Lactation Cow – Default 70 days after calving o 2nd and higher Lactation Cow – Default 60 days after calving. 4. • Pregnancy Length – default = 278 Days.3.Farm Settings 4.

SenseTime User Guide V 1.3.0.3 Pregnancy Days to Dry-off Configure here the number of days pregnant when you typically dry-off cows in your herd. • Days Pregnant – default = 218 Days Pregnant.Farm Settings 4. o Cows are dried off at 218 days or 60 days before their expected calving date.docx Page 86 .

o Cows with a Health Index of 86 or lower will appear in the Health Report. o Cows with a Health Index of 76 or lower are highlighted and should be more closely examined. 4.4.0. • Inclusion in Early Fresh Report – default 30 days.2 Early Fresh Cows Report Configure here the number of days after calving for cows to appear in the early fresh report. NOTE The Farm Settings available in your SenseTime™ System reflect the Application Plan subscription in place on the farm. • Marked. Not all items described in this chapter are available in every SenseTime™ System.4 Health Configure here parameters for inclusion in the various health related reports. 4.docx Page 87 .1 Health Report • Inclusion in Health Report – default Health Index = 86. o Cows no matter their Health Index appear in the Early Fresh Cow report for this number of days. Health Issue – default Health Index = 76.4. significant.Farm Settings 4. SenseTime User Guide V 1.

Farm Settings 4.0. SenseTime User Guide V 1. • Sliding this to HIGH increases sensitivity and may result in more alerts.3 Distress Sensitivity Configure here the sensitivity level of the distress alerts.docx Page 88 . some of which may not actually be distress. • Sliding this to LOW decreases sensitivity and may result in missed distress.4.

Click on Device Description to edit.System Settings 5 System Settings The System Settings area has important information about the configuration and working environment of the SenseTime System. Serial Number The serial number of the device. Status The current status of the device. If there is no Herd (Not Shown) Management System configured this does not appear. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Device Type The type of the device. The description or name of the device. The last time SenseTime sync’d with the configured Last Management Sync Herd Management System. Perform this recommended action to resolve this Recommended Actions issue that appears in the Status column. Give the SenseTime Controller a significant name. 5.0. Table Item Description Last Update to Cloud The last time the cloud was updated.1 System Dashboard From the SenseTime Dashboard click on System. the System Dashboard appears.docx Page 89 . The last time the SenseTime system performed a Last Backup backup. Last Tag Seen Time The last time a tag was identified by the device. Tag summary A graphic summary of the tags in use on this farm.

Column Header Description Tag Type The type of the tag/ Tag Number The number of the tag. SenseTime User Guide V 1. Software Version The active software version running on the tag.System Settings 5. Status The current status of the tag.0. The number of the animal that is paired with the Animal ID tag.docx Page 90 . the Tag List appears. Hardware Version The hardware version of the tag. NOTE By default. this table only shows tags that are paired with cows/animals. Last Updated The last time data was received from the tag. Group The group where the animal is.2 Tag List Click on Tags.

System Settings 5. Is the system configured to work in Stand-alone mode or is it configured to work integrated with a Herd Management System. SenseTime User Guide V 1.docx Page 91 .0.3 Herd Management Setup The Herd Management Setup section identifies and defines the current system configuration.

System Settings 5. Using Validation Mode guarantees the full functionality of the system. SenseTime User Guide V 1. • Internal Versions – This section contains important information needed to communicate to Technical Support. Tag Communication Configuration. and Internal Algo Versions. • Tag Communication Configuration – Configure when tags that have not identified since assignment and tags that have identified at least once since assignment but not in a while appear in the Tag Maintenance Report.0. • SenseTime Operation Mode – Choose between Validation and Non-Validation Modes of operation.4 System Configuration This section contains configuration information about the SenseTime Operation Mode.docx Page 92 .

docx Page 93 .0.System Settings 5. SenseTime User Guide V 1.5 Account Details This section contains the current configured account details.

Click Install. 3.Appendix A Cow Card Migration Tool Appendix A Cow Card Migration Tool The Cow Card Migration Tool takes a backup from the Heatime HR Control Box.exe.0. Install the Migration Tool Follow these steps to install the Cow Card Migration Tool to your PC/Laptop. 1. 2. the installer launches. reviews the information and allows for its editing and then sends the Cow Cards to the SenseTime™ Controller. NOTE This tool applies only to those Heatime HR systems that are not connected to HC 24 and/or any other Herd Management System. Copy the Install Set to a known location on your PC/Laptop. the installation continues until it completes. SenseTime User Guide V 1.docx Page 94 . Double-click Setup.

5.docx Page 95 . When the installation is complete the application launches itself. SenseTime User Guide V 1.Appendix A Cow Card Migration Tool 4. The Cow Card Migration Tool is now ready to use.0.

Breeding Date and Number Pregnant Heifer Birthdate.Appendix A Cow Card Migration Tool Using the Migration Tool The Cow Card Migration Tool simplifies the migration of Cow Cards from Heatime HR Control box to the SenseTime™ System. All cows/heifers managed within SenseTime™ must have the following information depending on where they are in their pregnancy: Lifecycle Stage Information required for SenseTime™ Required information for Heifers or Lactation 0 cows Ready Heifer Birthdate of the heifer Bred heifer Birthdate.0.docx Page 96 . Effective Breeding Date and Number SenseTime User Guide V 1. SenseTime™ works best when the Cow Card data contains as much information as possible.

Effective Breeding Date and Number. Breeding Date and Number. Pregnant Cow Last Caving Date. Click on the ZIP file and click OPEN. Click Next to go to the next step. 2. Effective Breeding Date and Number. Run the Cow Card Migration Tool. Dry Last Caving Date. SenseTime User Guide V 1.Appendix A Cow Card Migration Tool Lifecycle Stage Information required for SenseTime™ Required information for Cows Lactation number ≥ 1 Fresh/Ready/Open Cow Last Calving Date. Working with the CSV file is described on page 100. At this point you can continue to work using the tool or export the Cow Cards to a CSV File. Create a backup from Heatime® HR and save this on a USB Drive as instructed in the Heatime® HR User Guide. the backup is loaded into the Migration Tool. 3.0. Browse to the location where the Heatime® HR backup is saved.docx Page 97 . Save this backup locally on the PC or Laptop where the Cow Card Migration Tool is installed. If the calving date entered is less than 30 days in the past the cow will be classified as fresh automatically by the SenseTime™ System. Bred Cow Last Caving Date. 1. Dry-off Date.

When finished editing the Lactation Numbers click Next.0. The next screen allows the checking/updating for the Birthday and/or Calving date as required for each cow. When finished editing the Lactation Numbers click Next. When you update the Lactation Number to the current Lactation Number for the cow the record will disappear from this screen. only Cows with a Lactation Number of 0 are displayed. 5. SenseTime User Guide V 1.Appendix A Cow Card Migration Tool 4. By default.docx Page 98 .

Once the Detect Device progress bar disappears. chose the available SenseTime™ Controller by IP Address and click Send. The Cow Card Migration Tool discovers the available SenseTime™ Controller. The Cow Cards are uploaded to the SenseTime™ Controller. 8. 7.Appendix A Cow Card Migration Tool 6. SenseTime User Guide V 1.0.docx Page 99 .

Appendix A Cow Card Migration Tool

Working with the CSV File
The CSV file is saved in the same directory where the Heatime HR Backup was loaded.

1. Using Notepad ++ or Excel open the CSV File. The first line in the CSV contains
the names of the fields.
The names of the fields in order are:
Cow ID, Group Number, Group Name, EID Tag Number, SCR Tag Number,
Lactation Number, Last Calving Date, Birth Date, Last AI Date, Number of
Breedings, Preg Check Date, Preg Check Result, Dry-off Date, DNB, Government
Number.
NOTE
The lifecycle events dates to be provided should be for the Current Lactation
Only. The date format is always DD/MM/YYYY.
2. Fill in each field for each Cow Card as required remembering the required
information for each Lifecycle Stage as described below.
a. Additional information can be added as relevant: Was the Pregnancy Test
Positive, TRUE, or Negative, FALSE; Is the cow set to DO NOT BREED, has
the cow been Dried-off.
3. When complete save the CSV file as a CSV File and load it again into the Cow
Card Migration Tool and continue from Step 6 above.
Lifecycle Stage Information required for SenseTime™
Required information for Heifers or Lactation 0 cows
Ready Heifer Birthdate of the heifer
Bred heifer Birthdate, Breeding Date and Number
Pregnant Heifer Birthdate, Effective Breeding Date and Number

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Lifecycle Stage Information required for SenseTime™
Required information for Cows Lactation number ≥ 1
Fresh/Ready/Open Cow Last Calving Date. If the calving date entered is less
than 30 days in the past the cow will be classified
as fresh automatically by the SenseTime™ System.
Bred Cow Last Caving Date, Breeding Date and Number.
Pregnant Cow Last Caving Date, Effective Breeding Date and
Number.
Dry Last Caving Date, Effective Breeding Date and
Number, Dry-off Date.

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Appendix B Migrating from Heatime® HR in Link Mode

Appendix B Migrating from Heatime® HR in Link Mode
Heatime® HR customers that are using the HC 24 system to enable a link between their
Heatime® HR System and their Herd Management System can smoothly migrate from
using Heatime® HR to using SenseTime™.
1. Disconnect your Heatime® HR Control Box from the internet.
2. Connect your new SenseTime™ Controller to the internet.
a. See the SenseTime Install Guide.
3. Complete the SenseTime™ Registration. See page 17 for details and instructions.
a. During the Registration note and generate a NEW code for your Herd
Management System.
4. Replace the current code with the new code generated during SenseTime™
Registration.
5. If the Herd Management System has a feature to synchronize with the cloud at
will, do that now.
a. If your Herd Management system does not allow for at will
synchronization, you should wait 12-24 hours for the complete
synchronization of all cows and cow cards in the system.

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