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From economic perspective, detection of ovulation in cows is a major challenge for modern dairy farming worldwide. The onset of ovulation is preceded by the period of estrus, or heat; it is time when cow behaves quite specifically and lends itself to visual identification. But this period is very short. And with average farm size growing, visual heat detection becomes less and less reliable. The farmer just can miss this important period and cow won’t get pregnant.

Methods to detect estrus and ovulation in cows as suggested by research community vary in a wide range between measuring progesterone concentration in milk (which provides golden standard in estrus detection but is prohibitively expensive) to spectral analysis of cow’s mooing (which is undeniably extravagant but not so well accepted by the industry). …

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