• Why do Beef Farms Need Herd Management Systems?

Why do Beef Farms Need Herd Management Systems?

Breeding Operations manage their activities by monitoring the effect of applied ration on profitability. Variations in rationing costs and fluctuations in meat prices can easily be calculated with Herd Management System.

19 Mar 2019   |    Technology at Farms, Breeding Operations, Modern Day Breeding Farms

Why do Breeding Operations need Herd Management Systems?

Feed procurement is the primary key concern of any Modern Day Breeding Farm. Feeds are administered to animals at varying doses depending on the month of the year.The equivalent of forage yield in animals is the weight gain measured in kilograms. In order for an operation to be able to manage its profitability, it should be possible to investigate the effect of feeds on weight gain caused in the animals of concern.

In software developed for breeding practice, it should be possible to easily review the sale price based on input cost, ration cost, overhead cost and weight gain, for a group of animals on a single screen.

Feed and ration management is essential not only for ensuring the supply of required protein to animals at the lowest cost technically attainable but also for securing the concoction of the most cost-efficient mix. When preparing Rations, it is imperative that the weight gains achieved by animals in different groups be reported, in addition to the satisfaction of their needs.

Breeding can be managed more easily by grouping. However, costs need to be managed on a group by group basis. Since practice follows group-based feeding, feed costs can easily be reflected over rations. However, overhead costs have to be distributed according to the number of groups existing in the operation, at that time.

Breeding and Importance of Profitability

Another key functionality in stock breeding is the ability to see current profitability at any time desired. According to this parameter, weekly rationing decisions can be changed or weight gains kept under control. From this viewpoint, MilkingCloud Herd Management System’s Breeding Module can help with easy generation of operating reports even through cell phones. Furthermore, MilkingCloud will automatically distribute operating costs across groups. In the application, the only step that needs to be taken is to enter the ration’s recipe into the system. The application can automatically calculate the rationing cost according to stock purchases.

Breeding Module Cost Functions

Shopping Prices

You may enter the initial cost of acquisition as well as carcass information or sales based on weight of your animals at the farm, in the system.

Ration Cost

Depending on the recipe you choose, the feed quantities consumed are automatically costed at their last purchase prices.

Weight/Yield Management

It is possible to measure the weights of animals in the group and have the entire group’s performance in terms of weight gains and expected income automatically calculated.

Thereby the ranch owner/operator can view the entire cost of a particular or group of animals on desire, and easily review the profit to be made out of the sale price thereof based on weight gain.

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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

Vaccination and Treatment

You may now scan vaccination and examination records with cloud-based software.

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.

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.

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.


Feed Management

Choose your rationing scheme to easily control feeding amounts for dairy and beef cattle.