Today, intensive dairy farming has gained importance in order to meet the increasing consumption demand and therefore the number of large herd enterprises is increasing. The difficulty in collecting, recording and managing the data of animals in these enterprises is greatly reduced though with herd management softwares.
In recent years, great progress has been made in the development of herd management softwares. With mobile applications, the tracking of the data has been facilitated, and the data of the process performed on the farm has been transferred to the system instantly. At the same time, milking systems, ear tag readers, weighing systems, separator doors, activity meters for heat detection etc. devices were integrated into these programs, labor and costs decreased, productivity and management efficiency of farmers increased.
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The transactions you apply contribute to the level of accuracy of the decisions you make. In the past, animal decision making was not healthy, as dairy herd data were not properly recorded. With the developing technology, when dairy farms started to record their data with the herd management software, the decision making process of the producers and herd consultants has become better. In this way, by examining the historical data, the effectiveness of the decisions taken to reach the targets determined for the herd can be measured. In academic studies carried out on farms, the herd management software can be safely compared with the data of previous years and the evaluation of the study results is provided.
Compared to previous years, all these developments have brought about a dramatic change in animal husbandry. This change has led farmers to demand higher quality and more specialized services from veterinarians and herd counselors, causing a huge change in their needs. While veterinary interventions in the past were mostly individual, medical, and treating disease, today veterinarian approaches should be herd-level, protective and cost-effective. In addition, keeping records of treatment and listing all of the past transactions to the smallest detail plays an important role in organizing the farm's future projection.
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During their education and studies, students can develop herd management activities with a multidisciplinary approach to the herd using the MilkingCloud Herd Management Software. With the Free Premium Account offered by MilkingCloud, academicians and veterinarian students can experience this process practically.