Category: Integrated Farming Solutions

The Dairy One Faces of FeedWatch

There are many organizations that offer farms a variety of different services, but it’s the people actually providing the service really make the difference.  As a service organization, Dairy One prides itself on its people. They often come from agricultural backgrounds themselves and have an appreciation and respect for the

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Our Fall Feed Management Picks

It is a great time of year to re-visit some basic feeding tools. Our Dairy One team shares some of their tips and insights on which services they think will have the biggest impact on your fall feed management. Forage Analysis To properly manage your feed program it’s essential to

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Is Your Mixer Leaving Money on the Bunk Floor?

Feed costs are the highest single operating expense on dairy farms today. They are also the greatest opportunity for expense savings on a farm by focusing on the difference between milk revenue and feed costs, or your income over feed costs (IOFC). An immense amount of time and money goes

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Corn is Sprinting: Does it need nitrogen?

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

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5 Planter Storage Tips for a Better Spring

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

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Platform Mobile App – Sending Items to your Phone

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,

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Entering Events – Platform Mobile App

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

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Finding Progress through Precision

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

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Bringing Precision to Northeast Planting

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

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Pocket Cow Card vs VAS PULSE Platform

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

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A Dashboard for Your Dairy

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

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How to fix connectivity issues

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

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It Takes a Village – VAS PULSE Platform and my dairy

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.

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Seed to Feed: Factoring Emergence into Production

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,

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Dairy One to support Allflex Livestock Intelligence

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

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Services in Action at Sunnyside Farms

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

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What can cameras do for you?

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.

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AMR: Innovation and Integrity

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

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Fine Tune Your Heifer Program for Increased Profit

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

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