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The Manager - Technology Tools

January 2017Cover of January 2017 DairyBusiness & HolsteinWorld

Precision management: Merging People, Cows, Crops and Technology
This Manager issue from PRO-DAIRY focuses on technology.
By Julie Berry

Tech Savvy Cattle
Technology advances can make labor more efficient and improve cow health and performance.
By Rob Lynch

To Adopt or Not?
Carefully evaluate all information available when taking on new investments to prevent avoidable risks.
By Jennifer Ifft & Jason Karszes

Precision Management for your Accounting System
All accounting models require sound financial numbers and accurate production records on a unit basis.
By David Stafford and Jason Karszes

Measurement to Management: Tracking Heifer Weights
To improve the chances that a heifer enterprise is healthy and profitable, start with monitoring the basics.
By Judy Moody

Auto Guidance Systems on Farms: Benefits and Costs for Decision Making          
Farm business owners should evaluate satellite guided auto steer systems for potential improved results.
By Erick Haas & John Hanchar

Calibrating On-Board Yield Monitoring Systems – Best Management Practices
A properly maintained and calibrated yield monitoring system is an asset to any crop farming operation.
By Michael Contessa

On-Farm Crop Trials
On-farm trials evaluate an ever-expanding selection of crop inputs and aid purchasing decisions.
By Joe Lawrence

Getting the Most Out of Your Feed Management Software
Feeding software programs are a wise investment to save thousands on a farm’s largest expense.
By David Greene

Return of Handheld Radios
Handheld radios can improve communication, safety, and accountability on farms.
By Ashley Howlett

Cameras: Your Most Valuable Tool
Cameras can help get better performance when you’re not there and are generally well-received by the best employees.
By Thomas Wall