Expert choice May 2021

Zaxe Weather Station, Lux Sensor and Relative Humidity Sensor

Nora Wolske


Having spent the last 20 years in the ag industry, Nora has been focussing her work, for the most part, on providing smart solutions to producers that go beyond basic ventilation offerings and that take into account the larger picture of dairy facility management. A large part of her work has been spent working with dairy producers directly and through dairy focussed dealers.

Thanks to her experience and through her work in the field, Nora knows a lot about dairy production and the needs of cows at the farm. That’s why she recommends that her clients use the Zaxe Weather Station, the Lux Sensor and the RH Sensor to help them with their daily operations.


This sensor trio takes basic environmental management of your farm to a level where more precise and informed decisions must be made and result in a greater return on investment and cow comfort. Using these tools and combining them with an intelligent controller, equips producers with necessary information to make strong and effective management decisions in real time, when it matters!

First, the Zaxe Weather Station works best for wind direction and speed, and rain sensing. This product was proven, when combined to an intelligent controller, to allow producers to have the natural sidewall tradition curtains, inflated curtains or panels to react in a way to save the inside of the barn from the outer elements should they become detrimental.

Second, the Lux Sensor, combined with an intelligent controller, allows producers to set a lighting program in their facilities to optimize dairy milk production and cow comfort, while taking advantage of natural light and being energy efficient.

Last of all, the RH Sensor has proven itself in the harshest conditions of the barn environment. Combined with an intelligent controller, it allows producers to monitor of the THI (Temperature/Humidity Index) to have a real-time indication of heat stress. Using this information allows producers to react by increasing ventilation to help the cows through the heat stress event and recover quicker from it. There is, in fact, much research on the detrimental effects of heat stress on milk production at all ages, from the time of embryo development through calf, heifer, milking cow and dry cow.

With that said, these sensors are definitely must-haves for your dairy production to make sure you get the best possible return on investment and that your cows are in the best environment possible to make it happen!

Learn more about these 3 sensors on their product-sheets below!