Dairycomp Mobile herd solutions
For dairies ready to move on from paper worklists and cowcards, DairyComp offers multiple options to access and enter your data. Pocket CowCard and DC on Mobile both allow you to integrate cowside data entry for improved compliance, accuracy and labor efficiency via a handheld or phone.
See below to learn more about Pocket CowCard and DC on Mobile and decide which feature is best for you!
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Pocket Cowcard is the original handheld companion to on-premise DairyComp Unlimited, enabling quick and easy data entry for you and your staff. As its name implies, Pocket CowCard was designed to replace your paper cowcard with a powerful tool that allows you to perform everything from event entry (including through RFID scanning); creating, deleting and posting command lists; validating pens; and vet checks.
Pocket CowCard is compatible with Android and Windows Mobile, with a selection of consumer and enterprise options available depending on your budget and needs.
DC on Mobile
The DC on Mobile app provides handheld data access and entry connected via the Cloud-based VAS PULSE Platform. DC on Mobile users can enter events cowside and have access to a select number of the worklists features available in Pocket CowCard, as well as unique animal details that may appeal to producers with a less scheduled workflow. DC on Mobile is best on dairies with reliable Internet connectivity.
DC on Mobile is compatible with Android and iOS, with a selection of consumer and enterprise options available depending on your budget and needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Mobile herd technology provides immediate benefits to dairies looking to work smarter and more flexibly, in tandem with herd management tools such as DairyComp. Staff are able to work more efficiently via their mobile device and have access to the most up-to-date worklists, while owners, managers and other decisionmakers can access more live data from anywhere.
While Pocket CowCard and DC on Mobile each offer a range of benefits to dairies, it’s important to consider factors such as budget, connectivity and training before implementing. Some devices vary in functionality, performance and cost, while both tools benefit from discussions with your Farm Performance Consultant or VAS Support to make your decision.
Deciding between Pocket CowCard and DC on Mobile will largely depend on which DairyComp products they are compatible with, their connectivity requirements, which operating systems they support, and what features and tasks can be completed on each.
Pocket CowCard is only available with DairyComp Unlimited, while DC on Mobile supports DairyComp Unlimited and MyDC on PULSE.
Pocket CowCard is synced with your on-premise DairyComp and has some offline functionality for data entry and worklist access. DC on Mobile is Cloud-based and can connect directly to the VAS PULSE Platform via local WiFi or your mobile data.
Pocket CowCard is compatible with Android and Windows Mobile, while DC on Mobile is compatible with Android and iOS.
For a summary of features available to each, please see below.
Available hardware will vary based on supply and as products undergo updates. Click here to see technical specifications by device.
DC on Mobile can be downloaded in the Android or iOS app store; however, it is recommended that DairyComp Unlimited users speak with their Farm Performance Consultant or VAS Support for full synchronization with the VAS PULSE Platform.
To initiate Pocket CowCard setup, please contact VAS Support.
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