Dairy herd management offering most comprehensive and accurate real-time control of the herd, covering all essential aspects of dairy farm management. Milking parlor automation, collection of data on milk yield, composition, cow behavior, milking curves and flow rates. Cow monitoring providing better and timely heat detection for improved pregnancy rates. Optimizing lactation intervals increase dairy profitability. Cow health monitoring and alert offering rumination, eating and rest analysis for effective health detection.