Moocall Calving Sensor Review
I just love calving season. Seeing those little brown and black bundles out in the fields next to their mamas is something that just brightens up my day. Maybe it comes from being from ranch country, or maybe it’s just thinking about how those big, long, black eyelashes blink up at you….maybe I’ll never know.
I grew up raising little bottle feeder calves and then I remember when our first cow was old enough to have a baby of her own. I remember all of us (my dad was at work) PANICKING when we realized that our cow was in labor. We called my grandpa who lived just behind us at the time and he came down and walked us through everything. I remember being so worried about that little baby calf and her momma though….what a day!
Not much has changed.
Now I have my own small herd of 4 ladies out in the pasture behind our barn and I worry about them just as much. Last year when our girls were due, I think I must have checked on them every hour for at least a month. They probably got sick of me coming out to the pasture to bother them but I was so worried about those little babies and at the time we didn’t really know the local vet or know if we could depend on them if something went wrong.
This year our ladies are due in June and July. We actually didn’t mean to have any calves this year but when we were gone to a funeral last fall they decided to go on an adventure and make friends with the neighbors. When we had them checked this winter the vet said we can expect a little bull and a little heifer mid-summer!
A few months ago a little ad popped up in my Facebook Feed for the Moocall Calving Sensor. Intrigued, I had to check it out and see what it’s all about.
It’s important to attach the sensor to the tail right so that it functions properly. When you buy a Moocall, they will set up a time to talk with you over the phone (lovely Irish accent included in your call!) and walk you through setting up your account and using the sensor. If the sensor is attached to your cow too tightly it will give false alerts because it will be uncomfortable for the cow.
We haven’t had a chance to test out the sensor on our cows yet since they are not due for a couple months but we gave it to our vet so he can test it out right now. We will update this review again once we test it out. We are so excited to meet our little baby calves this summer!
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