Feed Supervisor Software
Dry matter intakes were the main reason that we developed the Feed Supervisor® system. Our focus was to develop a system to monitor daily intakes. First of all, your nutritionist can now do a better job of balancing rations by knowing the actual intake of the cows. He/she can catch problems as they begin and before they become major issues by monitoring dry matter intake patterns. You can use the Ration Management features and reports to make proactive changes within your herd. Customize feedings each day to reflect the daily changes on your dairy. Monitor percent overfed or cleaned up and plan for tomorrow. Analyze dry matter intakes and make management decisions based on accurate data. Look at feed efficiency ratios and critical information like feed cost per cow, per hundred weight, and income over feed cost.
Avoid Empty Bunk Syndrome
One of the biggest management questions since the implementation of Total Mixed Rations has been how much to overfeed the cows. Feed too much and waste money, or feed too little and hurt milk production for the day.
When it comes to efficiently managing weigh-back or clean-up, Feed Supervisor Software becomes an invaluable tool. Feed Supervisor Software provides the means of tracking clean-up versus dry matter intakes and milk production. This information allows the dairy to find the level of clean-up that will maximize milk production, while limiting the amount of wasted feed.
Inventory Shrink, 'The Silent Thief'
Supplying quality feed remains the largest expense associated with operating a dairy, however, many farm managers do not have a system in place to monitor inventory, and 'the silent thief', otherwise known as shrink. Shrink adds thousands of dollars of unaccountable expense to dairies each year.
The first step in eliminating shrink is identifying where it is taking place. Feed Supervisor Software provides you with a means of identifying shrink and the data to monitor progress as you work to eliminate it.
Your operator should be playing for the home team, not the opposition!
As we all know, it is crucial that feed is accurately mixed and distributed in order to ensure that a balanced ration is presented to the dairy herd. Feed Supervisor Software confirms that mixing errors made today cause problems such as displaced abomasums tomorrow.
To eliminate costly mistakes, many producers have installed Feed Supervisor Software on their dairy. As a result, your employee becomes accountable for each pound of feed that is fed. Since feed costs make up such a large component of operating expenses, having accountability with the operator can save the dairy thousands of dollars.