A new software platform from Valley Agricultural Software (VAS) gives dairy producers real-time access to critical data and reporting from anywhere with an internet or cellular connection.
The California-based software company unveiled its new VAS Platform at the recent World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. In this video, senior software developer James Moger explains that the new platform is composed of three central programs that bring together, in a single interface, the three key areas of dairy operations that have the greatest impact on profitability.
DairyComp tracks all critical cow health, reproductive, lactation and production data; FeedComp tracks and reports on all aspects related to feed – mixes, quantities, errors, intake, waste, etc.; and ParlorComp tracks milk production, employee performance and productivity, as well as important quality factors such as washing performance and equipment temperatures.
In the past, VAS says producers often relied on separate programs with separate reports and completely different user interfaces to compile all of the information related to cows, feed and milk production. “The new VAS Platform puts all of that data and reporting directly into the hands of the dairy owners, foreman and other workers from anywhere on the farm, and allows them to make decisions faster based on real-time access to critical information,” notes VAS CEO Tim Taylor.
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The company says the new platform does not require the installation of any additional computer or technological infrastructure, and can be used with the computers and mobile devices most operations and employees already have. The web-based software is compatible with computers, tablets and smartphones operated by all common operating systems.