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RDPE - Countryside Productivity Scheme - Small Grant Scheme

RDPE - Countryside Productivity Scheme - Small Grant Scheme

We are happy to announce that the Small Grant Scheme has been re-opened in England for 2019! This is our second year working with the grant & we have decided to share our knowledge and experience of working with Small Grant Scheme team & successful applicants who bought Moocall products.

Find out more from our customer Nick Oliver

“We bought the Moocall HEAT system after having a very positive experiences with Moocall Calving Sensors.
"The bonus of receiving a 40% grant through countryside productivity scheme may have made it more affordable, but really it would have been a good investment regardless.
"The collars have helped us make more use of AI with a teaser, but also improved use of stock bulls.
"It helped us keep track on the status of cows and ensure bulls are working correctly.
"When used alongside the app a very useful record of herd activity can be built up.”

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Specifications

The grant will cover 40% of your project. The minimum the grant covers is £3,000, meaning the farmer needs to buy £7,500 worth of equipment to claim £3,000 back. The maximum they can receive from the scheme is £12,000, meaning the farming needs to buy £30,000 worth of equipment to claim £12,000.

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Features of the Moocall Calving Sensor

  • Alerts users 1 & 2 hours before calving
  • 1 sensor for every 40 cows
  • Easily transferred to next cow with no reset needed
  • 90% accuracy rates in detecting calving - we can watch your herd when you're not around.
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Features of the Moocall HEAT system

  • Bull & Cow activity behaviour system
  • Send text or app alert at the start time of a heat
  • Breedmanager App information will identify repeat cows
  • 24/7 HEAT system with 60 day rechargeable battery - we can watch your herd when you're not around
  • Breedmanager app will automatically generate due dates for next year
  • Catches more than 9 of every 10 heats

 

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Grant Process

  1. Apply for the grant online (you can only apply once)
  2. Application will be accepted/rejected
  3. Buy the equipment if grant is accepted
  4. Claim the money back within 150 days of purchase

The RDPE in 3 simple steps

Step 1: Application

Information used to register your business with Rural Payments Agency (RPA) MUST match the application information. They need -

  • Customer Registration Number (CRN)
  • Single Business Identifier Number (SBI)
  • Email address (Must match RPA account)
  • Full business address (Must match RPA account)
  • Correct post code  (Must match RPA account)

Step 2: Purchase

Applicants must purchase the equipment themselves.

It is important to make sure the store has the equipment in stock. This was a minor issue last year, however the RDPE allowed extra discretion for this.

Step 3: Claiming

  • Email copy of invoices for each item to RDPE
  • Invoice must be address to the individual / business with the information corresponding to their RPA account
  • Invoice should also show suppliers name, address, VAT no. & date
  • Must quote code of items in Email (SG12 Calving sensor & SG 15 HEAT Detection)

Small Grant Handbook (Page 39 Codes SG12 & SG15)

Read full handbook here: PDF

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Moocall HEAT Cost Benefit Analysis

Moocall HEAT Cost Benefit Analysis

Moocall HEAT is a cattle heat detection system that comes in 2 parts: A collar for a bull and RFID tags for every breeding cow and heifer.

Moocall HEAT drastically reduces the number of hours spent on heat detection. Get alerted via SMS, app and email when your cow has a standing heat.

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New product launch - Moocall HEAT

New product launch - Moocall HEAT

We are very happy to announce the launch of a brand new Moocall product - Moocall HEAT. It is a new heat detection system, available for dairy or beef operations. To celebrate our launch, we have a superb special offer, if you are willing to put down a 20% deposit on a Moocall HEAT system, we will include a FREE calving sensor. See below for more details. 

Most heat detection methods involve looking at the cow to try and determine when the cow is in heat. Moocall HEAT is different, it uses nature to its advantage and monitors the bulls behaviour and his interaction with cows. Think of it like a chin ball for the 21st century. It doesn't need to be monitored or adjusted, and sends the information straight to a farmers phone.

Watch this quick animation which explains exactly how it works. 



The product

  • A rechargeable collar (8 weeks battery life) to be worn by either a stock bull or a vasectomised bull.
  • RFID Moocall ear tags - one worn on each cow or heifer. These are passive, so they are designed to last the lifetime of the animal. 

It measures bull and cow interaction over time, to build up a picture of the animals in the field. Then based on frequency of interaction over time, alongside bull activity and mounting behaviour it can accurately detect which cow is in her standing heat and alert the farmer via sms message and app update. Current testing is showing it to be incredibly accurate - over 98% accurate in our extensive testing to date.

What it tells you

  • the exact time cows or heifers are in heat;
  • whether a cow or a heifer repeats; 
  • due dates and when you can assume they are in-calf;
  • bull health (mobility, virility & fertility);
  • cow fertility over time.

How much it costs

  • Moocall HEAT is priced at €1220 + VAT for a collar (50 eartags included)
  • Additional packs of 25 eartags are priced at €90 + VAT 
  • After 12 months of usage, there is an annual charge of €285 + VAT (discounted by up to 20% if you own multiple sensors, or are also a calving sensor customer)

Moocall BREEDMANAGER

Your Moocall HEAT sensor will automatically update the Moocall BREEDMANAGER mobile application. This means that heats, repeats, due dates and more will all be auto updated within your herd management app. You won't fully appreciate the value of this until you use it, but trust us, it's incredible.

For example, if you had the collar on a stock bull, it will let you know when each cow was in heat, when the bull inseminated her, watch her to make sure she doesn't repeat (and let you know if she does) and then mark her in calf once she doesn't repeat, and let you know the due date. Oh, we'll also remind you before she is due to calve so you can get your Calving Sensor on there!

On a vasectomised or teaser bull, all of the same information would be added, the only difference is you need to tell us when you inseminated her, and to which bull. Don't worry, we make it really easy to do this.

To find out more about Moocall BREEDMANAGER, click here. By the way, Moocall BREEDMANAGER is free for anyone to use manually, regardless of owning our sensors or not, so be sure and spread the word. 

How to order Moocall HEAT

The Moocall HEAT system is now available for pre-order. Click here to order.

Put down a 20% deposit today, and we will include a free Moocall calving sensor; this will apply only to the first 500 Moocall HEAT systems ordered. We plan to deliver the collar in mid Jan / early Feb. Your new Moocall CALVING SENSOR (which now includes a new non-slip rubber) will be delivered by the end of September. Owning the calving sensor also gets you 20% discount on future annual charges, so it's a win-win!

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