Boosting Profitability at the Farm
The fundamental goal in dairy cattle farming business, as in any other economic activity, is to secure and retain highest yield for maximal profit. Profits can be obtained from a wide and scattered range of sources in dairy cattle farming industry. In order to Maximise the Profitability of your Farm, the herd should always be maintained in healthy conditions, no odds should be encountered with fertility rates and cows should produce milk in high quality and quantities.
The precondition for non occurrence of any delays directly associated with profitability is to have in place and running a sound and robust Herd Tracking System.
At operations where the total number of lactating cows are limited to 5 to 10 livestock, manual booking of these records generally suffices the need and serves the purpose, at a great extent. With herds containing 20 or more lactating cows, however, manual booking of these records is nearly impossible.
How does the Herd Management System work in the World?
Studies performed in the U.S. among operations having similar herd sizes have shown that undertakings which employ aHerd Management System for keeping records sell 363 kg more milk for each cattle owned than those which have not adopted nor put in place and running a Herd Tracking System for record-keeping purposes.
Research was conducted on technologies both used and unused for herd management in Netherlands. The findings obtained as a result, testified an increase in annual milk output per cow by 102 kg, milk proteins output by 4.95 kg and milk fat yield by 5.52 kg.
Likewise, the calving interval was lowered to the level of 5.7 days following use of the activity metering system. In a study, which evaluated outcomes for 66 dairy cattle farm operations having cattle management systems in place and running, it was shown that an overall reduction of 14,7 days was achieved in service period, along with some 275 kg increase in milk production.
How does the Herd Management System Give Support to my business?
The Herd Management System provides an interface for day-to-day recording of such information as the time when cows are to be dried off, calving interval, number of inseminations per conception and etc. MilkingCloud herd management and tracking software processes such information as calving interval, calving ease, date of heat, insemination date, fertility efficiency, irregularity, dry off date, expected date of calving and etc.
Reporting is handled day-to-day over both PC and mobile applications.
With the use of Herd Management Software, all information relating to calving, operational data such as Lactation curves, current conditions of animals either put on saleyard or purchased, milk production records, Lactation efficiency over 305 and 365 days, estimated herd health procedures list, list of individuals requiring more special care, calving information, graphs of various parameters, and breeding information, as well as information exclusive to preparation of Rations.