How dairy producers benefit from a fully connected operation
As herd and inventory management programs continue to evolve, managers and decisionmakers stand to benefit from technology that drives simplicity and efficiency for its users. VAS customers can connect their dairy by combining DairyComp, FeedWatch our newest inventory management tool, WeighComp. The result is an integrated system, powered by the VAS PULSE Platform, that enables smoother operations, easier access and better decision-making.
“All the information is in one program which is super helpful,” says Tanner Schmidt of S&S Jerseyland in Wisconsin. “If we had to go to multiple programs, I don’t think it would get done as effectively.
By integrating these two systems, dairy farmers like Tanner can receive accurate pen information, allowing them to make informed decisions about their nutrition, health and productivity. Decision-makers have access to real-time data such as daily intakes on a per head basis, which can then assist in identifying feeding anomalies, employee error, and potential health problems, while optimizing feed usage and reducing waste. The result is increased efficiency, productivity, and profitability.
Accessing all that information on-the-go is valuable for busy farmers like Tanner. “That has been the absolute best for me – accessing it from my phone,” says Tanner. “I can send an export from my phone. I can basically do anything while mobile. It is a huge advantage for me.”
The cloud-based PULSE platform brings all this information together in one place, allowing dairy farmers to manage their operations from a single, easy-to-use interface, accessible anytime through a browser of the DC on Mobile app.
FeedWatch offers several standalone features and tools that also set it apart from competing feed software programs, including powerful reporting and industry-leading support. FeedWatch users can generate a wide range of reports, including feed inventory reports, feed usage reports, and feeding cost reports. These can be customized to meet the specific needs of each dairy operation and scheduled to be sent to managers or nutritionists in the file format they prefer.
Want assistance in setting up or exporting your reports? VAS has a team of experts dedicated to helping dairy farmers optimize their operations, providing product support how and when you need it. From preparing your installation to product setup and beyond, the FeedWatch Support Team ensures that dairy farmers get the most out of their technology investments.