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5 Ways to Reduce Costs at Your Farm

19 Mart 2019   |    Herd Management System, Ration, Dairy Cattle Farming, MastiPro, Mastitis

5 Ways to Reduce Costs at Your Farm

Herd Management System provides a very wide and comprehensive range of control and management abilities to farmers, for supervision and surveillance of the herd.No matter what the actual number of animals would be, the establishing and maintaining control over all production processes is the most important management requirement in a livestock operation.

Today, the genetic performances of animals are extremely advanced. At this point, improving profitability lies in managerial achievements, at a large extent. A computer-assisted Herd Management System is more than capable of helping you with realisation of this objective, as the most important item that any business operation may need. Aside from that, a good management practice is accomplished with timely and proper performance of an overwhelming number of small tasks. Computer-based Herd Management Systems have an immense potential for ensuring a steady improvement of productivity and output in dairy cattle farming practice, they can hardly replace, but only complement a good management practice, attended and run by experienced human experts.

Developed in an ornate, user-friendly design, MilkingCloud Herd Management Software will make it possible for you to instantly track any update involving the herd, leave retrospective comments and elaborate plans for the future very accurately. Herd Management Module Yönetiminde will let you investigate the 5 methods of reducing costs, along with the following items.

1. Herd Management

Ostrus cycle in cows is observed once in every 21 days at average, but for some reason this time changes or its externally visible signs cannot be noticed by the breeder.

In order to achieve maximum performance in a dairy farm, cows should be tracked individually and the farmer kept informed on their daily conditions.
However, this process is time consuming with conventional, simple methods and requires technical expertise. Therefore it is a topic that is most frequently ignored. Omissions in fact lead to huge losses that may hardly be seen in many herds and be calculable by Animal Management. Continued...

MilkingCloud offers farmers with an unprecedented feature and functionality that enable them to put their livestock on the record in an organised manner via a calendar-based simple wheel.Thanks to this system, activity statuses of all individuals in a herd of livestock can be tracked during the day and the night, systematically. If an animal enters the Heat period, the software makes sure that intervention by farm owners would take place in a more accurate timing and sequence through auto-generated notifications sent over the basic program. Besides, these records serve as input parameters for subsequent retrospective searches all stacked and sorted in an organised manner that ensures fast and easy access.

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2. Regular Calving Tracking and Management

It is important to accurately detect heat, insemination at the appropriate time, and obtaining one calf from each cow annually for an effective breeding program in beef and dairy cattle farms. Moreover, in large-scale farms with a large number of animals, difficulties in tracking these procedures may cause problems in reproduction. The best criterion indicating the level of fertility in cows is the calving interval. All such criteria as conception rate at first insemination, number of inseminations per pregnancy and the number of days until the next conception following calving have effect on calving interval. Research conducted indicate the best average calving internal to be 365 days. Continued...

Nowadays, several supportive systems are introduced and used for heat detection right on time. Heat Detection Systems are but a bunch of wisely organised code, merely intended to catch and then report the farmers the exact time when cows reach heat, by closely monitoring their attitudes and activities. MilkingCloud operates as integrated with these systems and make individual notifications of the animals’ inferred periods, to the farmer and farm management, separately by by SMS texts. This way, all authorities in charge of operation learn about an animal’s reaching heat, exactly at the moment when it reaches it.

5 Ways to Reduce Costs at Your Farm


3. Udder Health Management

The milk measuring device, which is used in dairy farms with electronic milking parlor, helps to keep up-to-date recording of the milk obtained from each animal at each milking. Individual or herd milk analyses are performed to retrieve both individual and total data about chemical composition of milk for recording, to enable distinguishing it from typical milk and track incidents of decomposition in milk’s molecular structure. Assessments made on the quality and chemical composition of milk as a result of up-to-date tracking probes provide the basic data for early diagnosis and warning notifications through the system of such udder diseases as Mastisis etc., of the animals.

4. Feed Management

Feed and water are the most crucial items for quality milk and meat production in cattle farming practice. Considering that feed costs consist of 70 to 80% of the overall management overheads in any given year and that improper or wrong feeding practices lie at the origins of most frequently observed metabolic disorders, it becomes apparent how vital keeping feeding practice in a herd under control is, from the standpoints of management and operation of a farm.

MilkingCloud Herd Management System, helps with drawing feed rolls and Ration plans for dairy cattle based on inventory data.
Also, doing regular checks in supplies inventory is essential for purchasing food days before they run out in stocks completely and victimising animals to starvation. It not only enables performance of feeding procedures in a professional-like manner, but also helps with identification of problems caused by improper feeding practices, before they improve, thanks to procedural safeguards and measures applied right on time.


5. Timely Intervention

MilkingCloud Herd Management Software provides a system totally independent from the milking machine in the parlour. The system generates the necessary set of warnings on time, thanks to the regular recording functionality it provides. Thanks to this, you may track all the developments in your ranch instant by instant. You may cut your costs down to minimum by not intervening late.

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Breeding and Insemination Monitoring

Insemination Tracking

You can monitor breeding and insemination processes to attain suitable breeding ratio and ensure healthy growth of the herd.

Cost Calculations

Cost Management

You can manage ration costs and all other operating expenses, as well as income accounts relying on weight gain of animals, on a single screen.

Herd Management

Herd Management

With MilkingCloud, you may record all data relating to each of your animals and group and accordingly generate listings of them.

Examination & Treatment

Examination, Vaccination and Treatment

Follow full historical records of vaccination and examination with cloud based dairy software.

Milk Yield

Milk Yield

You may track the milk production levels of your farm either in general or for individual cases, and obtain the animals’ milk yields, on desire.


Feed Management

Register whatever rationing scheme you may desire to apply for Rationing of Feed to be consumed by Dairy and Beef Cattle.


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