AgSource has a long history in providing data processing to improve production and overall profitability of farms.
The only full-service dairy management information provider in the United States, AgSource conducts research and development, provides field data collection, laboratory analysis, records processing, meter service, and outreach and education. They leverage this competitive advantage to produce the highest quality herd management decision tools for dairy producers around the world.
VAS is the global market leader in dairy management software and consulting services. VAS is an innovative technology company providing on-premise and Cloud solutions, business intelligence, analytics and integration to efficiently manage dairy operations. VAS’s mission is to transform dairy operations with connected technology, intelligence and analytics that enhance the profitability of the producer. To learn more about VAS visit our about page.
Overall Benefit of VAS and AgSource Collaborating Together
VAS is proud to offer AgSource’s KetoMonitor™ decision tool on the Platform.
Research has shown that 40-60% of dairy cows are affected by clinical and sub-clinical ketosis at an average cost of $289 per instance. KetoMonitor™, a ketosis management tool developed in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison, provides producers with a convenient, cost-effective way to monitor ketosis using milk samples processed through AgSource.
Using individual cow data, collected weekly or on the monthly test day, ketosis prevalence is measured to help you determine when predicted cows may need attention, or when blood testing is recommended.
Features and Functions
- Estimates herd ketosis prevalence
- Guides management and nutrition decisions
- Alerts you when blood testing protocols should be employed
- Flags changes that have had an impact on transition cow health
To enroll in KetoMonitor talk to your VAS or AgSource representative today.
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URUS was established to meet the needs of dairy and beef cattle producers around the globe today and far into the future.
As a holding company with cooperative and private ownership, URUS connects well-established agricultural organizations – AgSource, Alta Genetics, GENEX, Jetstream Genetics, PEAK/GENESIS, SCCL and VAS. Each of these organizations has its own unique identity, products and services.