Links to all the VAS DC305 Tip's of the Month written by Sue Hart, published in Progressive Dairyman.
This month’s VAS DC305 Tip of the Month is on Transition. How well animals transition will greatly affect how they will do in their next lactation. Poor transition will not only effect the production of the animal for the next lactation but will also effect the reproduction, somatic cell count and lifetime in the herd. All are very important and lead to lost income.
This month’s VAS DC305 tip is on clinical mastitis. Clinical mastitis is a very costly disease. Although poor milk procedures, dirty environments and faulty equipment can predispose cows, most mastitis is caused by an infectious agent. Treatment of mastitis (MAST event in DC305) caused by certain bacteria is not improved by antibiotic therapy, so not treating those cows will decrease antibiotic use, decrease hospital days and decrease milk withheld from sale.
This month’s VAS DC305 Tip is on parlor performance. Using the Parlor Performance Reports in DC305 can help you take advantage of many of the benefits of daily milk meters plus look for cows that fail to produce the expected amount of milk.
Below is all the scheduled holidays the VAS offices will be observing for the 2017 year.
Lameness can be the most costly disease on dairies, even more so than mastitis. This is due to the high incidence of lameness on dairies. It is not uncommon to find 30% yearly incidence or higher on dairies. Yet Lameness is one of the least entered and tracked disease.
This month’s VAS DC305 Tip is a tool that can help you achieve the ultimate goal on every dairy, to Preserve Food Quality.
This month’s VAS DC305 Tip is a module that estimates the value of each cow in the herd relative to an average fresh heifer.
This month’s tip is a continuation of last month’s tip. Last month, we looked at preg risk, and this month, we are looking at conception risk.
This month’s VAS DC305 tip is a tool that can help you examine the effectiveness of your breeding program: BREDSUM.
This month’s VAS DC305 tip is a tool that can help you track events and when they are happening by month, month of freshening and days in milk (DIM). You can also use it to analyze calf sex, calf mortality and twinning.
02/16/2016 Sue Hart -
This month’s VAS DC305 Tip is a tool you can use to help you monitor protocol compliance and analyze disease incidence and reproduction.
Sue Hart is happy to now be providing a VAS DC305 Tip each month. It will usually be something more advanced in DC305 that is beneficial for monitoring and managing your dairy herd but not necessarily something everyone may be familiar with.
With the 2016 World Ag Expo less than a month away VAS is getting everything ready for a great show! World Ag Expo, the world's largest annual agriculture exposition boasting 2.6 million square feet of show grounds and an annual average of 100,000 attendees- VAS is excited to have all our programs on display in our booth.
Visit our booth, DS70, at the corner of S Street and Jersey Street.
Please join VAS and ALTA Genetics on January 12th as we speak on reproduction management strategies.
DairyXL Management Services offers assistance to take progressive dairy operations to a new level of profitability and productivity.
The 16th Alta Advantage Showcase Tour will shine the spotlight on some of western New York’s most progressive dairies October 21-23, 2015.
The VAS family would like to congratulate five of our customer’s selected to be hosts for the 2015 WDE Virtual Dairy Tours.
Join Valley Agriculture Software, Inc. at the 2015 World Dairy Expo
05/11/2015 Tiffany Visser -
Make sure to visit Valley Ag Software! We will be at the following trade shows this year:
04/15/2015 Tiffany Visser -
It's contest time!! Join in to win a prize from VAS!
03/09/2015 Tiffany Visser -
Since its inception, VAS has worked diligently behind the scenes to provide our customers with quality products and exceptional support. During this time, we have neglected to share with you, our valued customers, a window to our exceptional employees. So, without further ado, I would like to take this opportunity to begin introducing our talented and passionate employees!!! This month we will learn about Mr. Craig Lew, our Logistic Support Director.
02/23/2015 Tiffany Visser -
VAS Dairy Talks was a success! We had three wonderful speakers at our booth this year for World Ag Expo. Their presentations were very informative with giving the industry tools on being successful. If you missed our speakers, I have attached their presentations below. Just follow the links for more information. We look forward to more VAS Dairy Talks, and hope to see you all there!
01/21/2015 Tiffany Visser -
Alta Genetics has released that California will host the 15th Alta Advantage Showcase Tour. The dates for the showcase will be March 25-27, 2015. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please contact your Alta Genetics representative today.
12/15/2014 Tiffany Visser -
Valley Ag Software will be hosting VAS Dairy Talks at the World Ag Expo 2015. Our booth is located at DS70, at the corner of S Street and Jersey Street. Please come join us as we learn about the latest in the dairy industry with unique insights by top dairy experts. Please also join us for our customer appreciation daily in our booth from 1pm to 5pm. There will be refreshments such as wine and cheese from our local customers. We hope to see you there!
02/05/2014 Mark Doornink -
Dr. Steve Stewart, DVM, of VAS has written an article regarding the impact of dry matter on diet formulation and feeding management.
12/19/2013 Liz Doornink
Previously this year, we were asked to write an article for Progressive Dairyman. We were thrilled to learn it made the Top 25 Articles for the year!!
10/07/2013 Mark Doornink -
Now there's an easy way to learn more about FeedWatch and how this feed management solution can improve your bottom line. Join us for a series of webinars on using FeedWatch to its fullest. Learn how FeedWatch can be as simple as you want it to be for feeders yet sophisticated enough for the highest level managers.
08/26/2013 Liz Doornink
At VAS, we have a wide variety of customers throughout the world. These customers are all vastly different in personality and the way they choose to manage their operations. We hope you enjoy learning about our VAS customers as much as we enjoy providing them with the needed tools to manage successful businesses. This month we had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Don and Ann Niles of Dairy Dreams, LLC in Casco, Wisconsin.
08/25/2013 Liz Doornink
World Dairy Expo 2013 is approaching quickly ... VAS will once again have a booth in the Exhibition Hall and we look forward to each of you stopping by and learning what new products we have available for you. World Dairy Expo has announced the Dairyman of the Year. It's Velmar Green of Green Meadow Farms in Elsie, Michigan!
08/21/2013 Liz Doornink
Since its inception, VAS has worked diligently behind the scenes to provide our customers with quality products and exceptional support. During this time, we have neglected to share with you, our valued customers, a window to our exceptional employees. So, without further ado, I would like to take this opportunity to begin introducing our talented and passionate employees!!! This month we will learn about Mr. Craig Walter, Senior Support Specialist.
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