Workshop: Records Management (half day, a.m.; additional fee required)
Dairy Records Management System (DRMS) has developed reports to aid in analysis of dairy information for daily decision-making by herdspersons and consultants. In addition to these reports, DRMS PCDART herd assessment tools enable managers and advisors to analyze herd performance using either on-farm or downloaded data.
During this workshop, Jennifer Lanier, Purina Animal Nutrition, will lead a session on Dairy Data Analytics using two case studies to provide common examples of how nutritionists use data to help dairy producers evaluate progress and make decisions. In each case study, Lanier will demonstrate the use of multiple features within PCDART. The limitations of infrequent analysis and statistical interpretation of responses to changes in nutrition and management as “proof” data will also be included in each case study.
Bradley Mills, Mills Brothers Livestock Company, will also share his expertise in dairy records analysis in this workshop session; he will demonstrate methods of analyzing herd health data using enhanced PCDART features such as trackers and health codes.
This workshop will be a combination of presentations, discussions, and hands-on exercises.
Please note that laptop computers are required for hands-on exercises and installation of the PCDART demonstration program and herds. If using an Apple laptop, please install and configure Parallels software before arriving at the workshop.
Space is limited; register early.