Simplify Your World

19 Jul 2017

As a dairy consultant, I really dislike visiting a client cold. By cold, I mean not having an idea of what has happened since my last visit. In a perfect world, I would always prepare for a farm visit by gathering all the data needed, looking it over, and then try to come up with a feel for what to expect the next day. Unfortunately, none of us live in a perfect world.

Below is a component yield graph for a farm using the Tracker Tool™ . Notice that I've highlighted July 2. For some reason BF yield has dropped considerably, but milk yield hasn't really changed.

In my perfect world, I would have scoped this out the night before and would have a plan on how to address this. In my real world, I may actually have pulled off the side of the road a couple of miles from the farm to take a quick look at what is going on.

So how can the Tracker Tool help now?

From my phone, I would bring up the Process Change Report below- Keep in mind, Dairy Margin Tracker is optimized to work on any device. I generated this report on my desktop, but it looks fine on a smartphone.

Just taking a quick look, of course BF dropped, but DMI dropped over 1.5#. It should not be too hard to figure out what caused this.

The really nice thing, note that milk production didn't change, it actually went up a smidge. You could very well be looking at a solution to a problem the dairyman didn't even know he had...yet.

If you want to put the Tracker Tool™ to work for you, give me a call.

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