Patch Application

1. View YouTube Video of Patch Application


2. Prepare Cow

  1. Clean site with brush to remove dead hair
  2. Blow area off if possible, with cattle blow dryer.
  3. In the spring, we recommend clipping application site. Natural shedding makes that time of year a bit more challenging.
  4. If patch comes off it will be covered in hair. It’s okay to put glue over the hair and place it back on the cow. It should stay on with no problem.

3. Scan patch and assign cow.

*See App Functions, Scan Patch/Activate

  1. Be sure antenna is operating before patches are scanned. The patches need to be able to communicate with the antenna.

4. Glue

  1. Place glue around the outer edges and back and forth through the center. (1 cartridge does 8 head and 1 tube does 4 head.) Be sure to order extra glue for touch ups.

5. Button

Button on patch should be on the top side, not next to the hide, with button side closest to rear of cow. Place button ahead of where a recip would need blocked to put in the embryo. This slightly forward placement on the tail head assures:

  1. Patch does not need to come off when implanting embryo.
  2. Keeps button off high point of tail head, protecting it from the main force of mounting.
  3. Puts the front of the patch in line with hook bones on most cows.

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