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The solutions that VAS has to offer often play a quiet background role on many successful farms. It is the producers, veterinarians, nutritionists and consultants that implement these solutions every day that make the difference. The people are what make these solutions great. Here are some news articles about them.

VAS DC305 Tip of the Month


03/10/2017

Links to all the VAS DC305 Tip's of the Month written by Sue Hart, published in Progressive Dairyman.

VAS DC305 Tip of the Month – Transition


03/01/2017

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.

VAS DC305 Tip of the Month - Clinical Mastitis


02/01/2017

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.

VAS DC305 Tip of the Month – Parlor Performance


01/10/2017

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.

2017 VAS Holiday Schedule


01/01/2017

Below is all the scheduled holidays the VAS offices will be observing for the 2017 year. <br>

VAS DC305 Tip of the Month – Lameness Manager


11/08/2016

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.

VAS DC305 Tip of the Month – PROTOCOLS


08/03/2016

This month’s VAS DC305 Tip is a tool that can help you achieve the ultimate goal on every dairy, to Preserve Food Quality.

VAS DC305 Tip of the Month – COWVAL


07/08/2016

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.

VAS DC305 tip of the month – BREDSUM Part 2


06/06/2016

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.

VAS DC305 tip of the month – BREDSUM


05/05/2016

This month’s VAS DC305 tip is a tool that can help you examine the effectiveness of your breeding program: BREDSUM.

VAS DC305 tip of the month – EVENTS


04/01/2016

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.

VAS DC305 Tip of the Month – EGRAPH


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.

VAS DC305 Tip of the Month - Guide


01/29/2016

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.

VAS is Getting Ready for WAE!


01/19/2016

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 the VAS booth at the 2016 World Ag Expo!


01/06/2016

Visit our booth, DS70, at the corner of S Street and Jersey Street.

Reproduction Management Strategies for Lactating Cows


01/05/2016

Please join VAS and ALTA Genetics on January 12th as we speak on reproduction management strategies.

Koepon Holding announces launch of DairyXL Management Services


12/07/2015

DairyXL Management Services offers assistance to take progressive dairy operations to a new level of profitability and productivity.

16th Alta Advantage Showcase Tour: New York-bound


10/16/2015

The 16th Alta Advantage Showcase Tour will shine the spotlight on some of western New York’s most progressive dairies October 21-23, 2015.

Five VAS customer’s selected to be hosts for the 2015 WDE Virtual Dairy Tours


09/22/2015

The VAS family would like to congratulate five of our customer’s selected to be hosts for the 2015 WDE Virtual Dairy Tours.

Visit VAS at the World Dairy Expo


09/14/2015

Join Valley Agriculture Software, Inc. at the 2015 World Dairy Expo

Schedule of Events


05/11/2015 Tiffany Visser -

Make sure to visit Valley Ag Software! We will be at the following trade shows this year:

VAS Facebook Photo Contest!!


04/15/2015 Tiffany Visser -

It's contest time!! Join in to win a prize from VAS!

Employee Spotlight of the Month!


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.

VAS Dairy Talks 2015


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!

15th Alta Advantage Showcase Tour to be hosted in California


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.

VAS Dairy Talks at World Ag Expo 2015


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!

The Central Role of Dry Matter Determination in the Management of Total Mixed Rations


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.

VAS in the News!!!


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!!

FeedWatch Webinar Learning Series


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.

Meet Dairy Dreams!


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.

World Dairy Expo Dairyman of the Year


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!

Emphasis on Employees


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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VAS Open Career Opportunities

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2017 VAS Holiday Schedule

2017 VAS Holiday Schedule

List of all scheduled holidays being observed by the VAS office.

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Producer Spotlight

Producer Spotlight

Dairy Dreams milking 2800 cows in Wisconsin

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VAS DC305 tip of the month

VAS DC305 tip of the month

View all VAS DC305 tip's of the month by Sue Hart

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