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A.I.TAGS SMT AUTOMATED DAIRY CATTLE ESTRUS DETECTION SYSTEM LAUNCHES AT WORLD DAIRY EXPO IN MADISON, WISCONSIN, USA AND EUROTIER EXPO IN HANOVER, GERMANY, EUROPEAN UNION

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, October 3, 2018 — Discoveries180 will formally launch its Internet Of Things and Machine Vision-powered A.I.TAGS SMT™ Automated Dairy Cattle Estrus Detection System in the United States at the World Dairy Expo (October 2-6, 2018) and launch internationally at the EuroTier Expo in Hanover, Germany (November 13-16, 2018). The launches will provide opportunities for dairy operators or potential strategic partners to examine the revolutionary offering in detail, in person.

The A.I.TAGS SMT™ System offers busy dairy farmers a completely automated method to identify and segregate only those animals ready for insemination. The A.I.TAGS SMT™ System reduces labor, eliminates unreliable “gut instinct” identification, improves breeding cycles, and lowers animal stress. The system has patents pending.

The A.I.TAGS SMT™ System works by using a UV sensitive Industrial Controller to identify dairy cattle in estrus by reading the amount of exposed UV reflective material on an adhesive tag on the animal. If the Industrial Controller senses a sufficient amount of reflected UV (meaning the animal has been mounted multiple times), the drafting gate automatically sorts that animal into a pen with other animals ready for insemination.

“Most electronic systems are technical for technology’s sake,” said Discoveries180 President and CEO David Stampe. “They rely on intrusive collars and unreliable batteries. What’s more, they ‘estimate’ mounting activity rather than rely on direct evidence of contact. Competing systems look fancy, but don’t deliver results dairy farmers care about. Dairy businesses don’t need data, they need actions that deliver profits.”

The A.I.TAGS SMT™ System offers four distinct advantages:

Advantage #1: Labor Reduction

The A.I.TAGS SMT™ System reduces labor by eliminating the need to identify dairy cows in estrus by sight. No matter what visual system is used, other systems rely on visual identification by humans. The A.I.TAGS SMT™ System requires no technical training. Simply apply the tags and watch the cows and heifers line up to be inseminated.

Advantage #2: Eliminate “Gut Instinct”

The A.I.TAGS SMT™ System eliminates gut instinct by removing the human from the decision process; the UV sensitive Industrial Controller makes a reliable, mathematical decision in a fraction of a second. That decision eliminates both false positives and false negatives. The Industrial Controller is also capable of expanding functions of the system in the future. Other systems use only cameras that cannot expand services.

Advantage #3: Improved Breeding Cycles

The A.I.TAGS SMT™ System improves breeding cycles by eliminating the chance that the dairy farmer will miss an insemination opportunity – even by a day. Each morning or evening, the farmer will find a pen of animals ready for service that are in the “12 Hour Rule” of breeding.

Advantage #4: Lower Animal Stress

The A.I.TAGS SMT™ System reduces animal stress by reducing the frequency of handling and examination by humans. This reduces the chance of injury to both the animal and the farmer, especially inexperienced farm hands.

Discoveries180 has development and manufacturing partners in the United States and the European Union.


A.I.TAGS SMT AUTOMATED DAIRY CATTLE ESTRUS DETECTION SYSTEM LAUNCHES AT WORLD DAIRY EXPO

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THE GOLD STANDARD FOR MANAGING HERD’S REPRODUCTIVE SUCCESS


DAVID A. STAMPE, CEO / FOUNDER / INVENTOR, DISCOVERIES 180, INC. AND OWNER OF A.I.TAGS IS CREDITED BY THE USPTO FOR INVENTING “SCRATCH OFF” HEAT DETECTION NEARLY TWO DECADES AGO IN 2001.
This newspaper dated December 2002 shows Stampe was already working on improvements to the product. Stampe’s original “Scratch Off” heat detector was branded Estrus Alert. Today more than 50 million “Scratch Off” type heat detectors have been sold worldwide.

During the 2003 World Dairy Expo trade show Stampe’s group handed out media kits that included a short audio cd that described additional benefits of the Estrus Alert product. The benefits were described as Herd Color Management. The audio described how once heat was detected in the first service tag, a 2nd tag should be applied and if the animal did not return to heat it would indicate that the animal may be pregnant. The audio also identified that other colors could be used to “batch” groups of cows to help the herdsman with synchronization efforts.


STAMPE INTRODUCES “RUB OFF” HEAT DETECTION TO THE MARKET FOR THE FIRST TIME!
After nearly a decade of R&D and countless trials around the world, Stampe introduces his new “Rub Off” heat detector in 2015. A.I.TAGS were finally ready to go to market!

 


“Scratch Off” lotto type tags like Stampe’s first product, Estrus Alert, now called Estrotect, kept the producer guessing, like rolling dice!

“Rub Off” technology helps the herdsman detect much more precisely that exact moment of true “Mounting Heat” activity.

Stampe labels A.I.TAGS a “Rub Off” because that is exactly what it is, it DOES NOT “Scratch Off” like Estrotect type products.

Stampe’s original “Scratch Off” tag had only a one-color change, that is the old way, those tags only show the herdsman that (something) has “Scratched” the top ink off.

But Stampe’s new A.I.TAGS product does a lot more! We have added a 2nd color change!

A.I.TAGS only show true mounting activity! There are NO scratch marks as seen on Estrotect type “scratch off” tags that they identify as false readings.

Mounting activity using A.I.TAGS will show you a first color change to indicate that your animal has been mounted and then a 2nd color that indicates very aggressive mounting. When the tag shows “white” assume the animal is in heat and ready to be artificially inseminated.

The customer feedback, results and testimonial letters that Stampe is receiving from around the world from herdsman using the new “Rub Off” A.I.TAGS heat detection tags is nothing short of sensational. Herdsman from Ecuador were reporting using 3.4 semen straws per pregnancy are now using only 1.3 straws per pregnancy. Those are the kind of results you can hope to finally achieve using Stampe’s new A.I.TAGS heat detectors!

Look at the numbers, an average of over 110 days open to only 45 days open! Why would anyone continue to use the old “scratch off” tags?

A.I.TAGS is the producers GOLD STANDARD for managing their herds reproductive success!


Sincerely,
David A. Stampe
CEO / Founder / Inventor
Discoveries 180, Inc
A.I.TAGS
www.aitags.com

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A.I.TAGS MENTIONED ON RAFAEL VILLEGAS ROBLES FACEBOOK PAGE


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Source: Facebook Post – Rafael Villeges Robles – June 27, 2017.

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ANNOUNCING OUR WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ROD ‘N REEL WINNER – TRACE STEERE!

Trace was the lucky winner of the Rod ‘n Reel valued at $300.00.

FREE 50 PACK OF A.I.TAGS
The following individuals were sent a free 50 pack of A.I.TAGS for participating in our research study. These individuals were kind enough to use the samples we gave out at the World Dairy Expo last fall and returned our testimonial card. Your input is extremely valuable to us – thank you!

Eugene Hostetler – Boscobel, WI

Ellen Langemeier – Marion, TX

Trace Steere – Nashua, IA

Jeff Hammerand – Epworth, IA

Chris Hendrikson – Cambria, WI

Any Kiefer – Menasha, WI

Michael & Mary Giese – Alma Center, WI

Julie Wiechert – Cedarburg, WI

Ed O’Conner – Belleville, WI

Jon Novak – Highland, WI