VAS Introduces FeedComp Mobile Feed Management Software

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Tulare, CA

Valley Agricultural Software (VAS) introduces FeedComp, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) extension of its newly enhanced FeedWatch feed management software. FeedComp provides dairy operators, feeders, consultants and nutritionists access to feeding program detail and controls from web-connected mobile devices of all common operating systems (MAC, PC, iOS, Android).

This streamlines feeding operations by allowing workers to more closely monitor, track and control (in real time) factors such as feed use, intakes, dry matter percentages, waste, mixing ratios and chemistries — as well as allowing for simple report creation/review. It also integrates with the larger VAS Platform (DairyComp and ParlorComp) to give dairy operators and feeding professionals a complete view of the entire dairy ecosystem.

“Feed is the most costly input of milk production, and even the simplest improvements in feeding programs achieve greater profitability through improved production at lower cost,” says Tim Taylor, CEO, VAS. “The ability to access and control feeding parameters, recipes and inventories from anywhere with a mobile device allows for important decisions to be made on the fly, and changes to be made more immediately to have the greatest effect.”

“The ability to access and control feeding parameters, recipes and inventories from anywhere with a mobile device allows for important decisions to be made on the fly, and changes to be made more immediately to have the greatest effect.”
– Tim Taylor, CEO, VAS.

The Mobile Feed Management Advantage

The latest edition of the FeedWatch desktop software has already helped dairies increase production and profitability through greater mixing accuracy (ensuring the proper mix is established for each pen), the ability to identify errors and waste, ensure labor consistency, and establish a turnkey way of weighing, inventorying and ordering feed. The ability to do all that from a mobile device instead of requiring travel back to a central desktop computer saves time and effort, and allows for changes to have an immediate impact. Reports can also be accessed and reviewed at home or in the field, allowing for faster understanding of current conditions.

“Feed is the most costly input of milk production, and even the simplest improvements in feeding programs achieve greater profitability through improved production at lower cost,” says Tim Taylor, CEO, VAS. “The ability to access and control feeding parameters, recipes and inventories from anywhere with a mobile device allows for important decisions to be made on the fly, and changes to be made more immediately to have the greatest effect.”

FeedComp requires no additional technological infrastructure other than the mobile device the user already has. It is automatically updated via the web — so users will always have the most current edition of the software. And the integration with the greater VAS platform allows for deeper integration of reporting and data in a single, common interface. It also provides a basis for the development of future application program interfaces (APIs) that can tie in partners (veterinary, milk distribution, feed providers, etc.) to create efficiencies throughout the entire dairy ecosystem. And, as a web-based system, it also allows for the integration of multi-site data into a single program.

For more information on VAS FeedComp, call toll-free at 888-225-6753.