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It is the time of year that the corn crop is beginning to sprint. It is hard to find corn in the Northeast that was not planted under suitable conditions. With few exceptions, the majority of the corn planted has received ample amounts of precipitation and growing degree days this year. Physiologically, corn is close…(Read More)

By the time planting season comes to a close, it can be pretty tempting to put your planter away and not think of it again until we start to crest the hill of next spring. However, there are a number of steps you can take before storing your planter that will sow the seeds for…(Read More)

The VAS Platform App is a great tool to use while in the barn for quick cow side decisions. Depending on the access granted, individuals can look up animals, complete worklists, record pen changes, breedings, and more. When you look up an animal you will see PEN, LACT, RPRO, AGEDY, DSLH, DCC, DUE, Milk and…(Read More)

The VAS Platform mobile app allows you to enter events while out in the barn that will sync back to DairyComp. This is particularly useful for entering breedings, fresh events, moves, open and preg checks, and more. Here are a couple tips to ensure your information will be sent back to DairyComp. To enter an…(Read More)

Over the past few decades, farmers have been incorporating new technologies into their operations with the goal of producing more food with fewer resources. For many, the mantra with planting has previously been “simple is good.” However, as new technologies have been introduced and evolve to fit the needs of the farmer, a great deal…(Read More)

Every year as a crop grower, you take part in a cycle that transfers energy from the sun and nutrients in your soil to crops that will be used as feed throughout the following year. As you prepare to start the planting process, it is crucial that your planter is inspected for wear and tear…(Read More)

Many management decisions on dairy farms are made standing out in the barn with the animals. Having complete information cowside can help you make more informed and timely decisions that can increase the profitability of your farm. Pocket Cow Card (PCC) and VAS PULSE Platform are two commonly used tools on dairies that manage their…(Read More)

The dashboard on your VAS PULSE Platform is a visual snapshot of your herd’s data. All graphs are derived from DairyComp commands and formulas and some graphs will have the option to see more detailed data. Your dashboard shows a specific accumulation of key performance indicators, without having to type in commands and pull…(Read More)

VAS PULSE Platform brings data from all facets of your business to one central platform, making it a valuable tool for any dairy. However, where there is technology, there is the possibility things can and will go wrong. Luckily, there are easy fixes for some of the more common issues you may come across. One…(Read More)

There are many moving parts when it comes to operating a successful dairy farm. Your team members, consultants, and other service providers all play important, yet different roles. As some may say, it takes a village. Platform has many uses and different features to take advantage of on your farm. In order to do so…(Read More)

The data available on a dairy farm is limitless, as cows are constantly giving us new information to measure. To better use this data for daily management decisions, you need a tool to consolidate and evaluate your records. You may already be using herd management software, feed management software, or another type of tracking system…(Read More)

Dr. Chris Dutton, VMD, joined the Dairy One Integrated Farming Solutions team in 2016. Prior to coming to Dairy One, he spent time working as a practicing veterinarian, something he still manages to squeeze into his schedule, and at Vermont Technical College in Randolph Center, VT. His passion for education, community, and the dairy industry…(Read More)

Dairy One is excited to add Allflex Livestock Intelligence (ALI) cow monitoring systems, formerly known as SCR, to its fleet of services. Farms that are currently using ALI technology on their operations can now receive support for their equipment from the Dairy One Agricultural Management Resources (AMR) team. Additionally, customers interested in introducing ALI systems…(Read More)

At the beginning of September, Dairy One employees from our laboratories and Ithaca office visited Sunnyside Farms in Scipio Center, NY to see Dairy One services in action. Sunnyside is a customer of Dairy One on many levels, using our cameras, networks, software support, and DHI testing services. They are also a customer of our…(Read More)

Dairy One’s Agricultural Management Resource group, known more commonly as the AMR group, is the on-farm technology team at Dairy One. While providing herd and crop management software and support is a large part of what they do, another highly valuable service they offer is camera system and network installations. There are a…(Read More)

Appropriately named, our Agricultural Management Resources (AMR) group works to provide farms with a variety of technological resources to help manage and increase the overall efficiency of data use on your farm. The AMR group offers everything from identification tags to herd management software to on-farm camera installations. This dynamic team is constantly working…(Read More)

by Chris Dutton, VDM Recent trends in weather and milk prices have lead many farms to increase focus on their heifer-raising enterprises.  Forage shortages due to drought in parts of the Northeast will mean higher purchased feed costs, and current milk prices have diminished margins at the farm, leaving no room in the…(Read More)