Set up Animals at unexpected group/pen

To check if the animals are in the correct group/pen, some settings must be done first. You can make use of:

After setting up one or more methods described above, the system is ready to use.

The system combines the different methods to detect where the animals are present.


Use the Cow Locating system

When using the Cow Locating system, the locations of the map in VPaint are necessary. When the locations were already drawn during installation of the Cow Locating system, no further actions are required. When the locations are not yet added to the map, follow the next steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Positioning > VPaint.

  2. On the tab Location draw the different locations:

    1. Put the cursor in the upper corner of a drawn element, and click and hold for about 1 second on the left mouse button until the element appears in the grid.

    2. Move the cursor to enlarge the element.

    3. Put the cursor on the element and click on the left mouse button to fill in the details (for example the name).

    4. Repeat these steps for all locations that must be drawn.

  3. Click on Submit to save the locations.

Use the V-packs with antennas

When using one or more VP4102's for checking the correct group/pen, an extra Behaviour component (BC) UHF Animal Location Detector must be added.

Make sure the antennas are positioned in such a way that it is clear where the animals are:

  • The animals should come close to the antenna a few times a day.

  • The antenna should not be too close to other spaces in the barn.


For each VP4102 a BC must be added.


  1. Go to Settings > System > Behavior components.

  2. Click on Add behavior component.

  3. In the fieldType, select UHF Animal Location Detector.

  4. In the field Name enter a description for the BC.

  5. Click on Next.

  6. In the field V-pack select the V-pack that you want to use for checking the correct group/pen.

  7. In the field Location select where the VP4102 is.

  8. Click on Submit.

  9. Repeat these steps for all VP4102s that you want to use for checking the correct group/pen.

Use other tag identification

When using another identification point in the farm, add the Behaviour component (BC) ISO Animal Location Detector.

For each identification point a BC must be added.


  1. Go to Settings > System > Behavior components.

  2. Click on Add behavior component.

  3. In the field Type, select ISO Animal Location Detector.

  4. In the field Name enter a description for the BC.

  5. Click on Next.

  6. In the field V-pack select the identification point that you want to use for checking the correct group/pen.

  7. In the field Location select where the identification point is.

  8. Click on Submit.

  9. Repeat these steps for all identification points that you want to use for checking the correct group/pen.