WORKSHOP: DAIRY RECORDS MANAGEMENT – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL (ADDITIONAL FEE REQUIRED; 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
This year, only one workshop will be offered at a minimum of intermediate understanding of PCDART.
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.
This workshop will demonstrate how on-farm and consultant users of PCDART (along with other DRMS products and services) can develop and use reports to help with analysis of dairy information used for daily decision-making by herdspersons and consultants.
During the course, participants will examine, analyze, and interpret dairy herd data from groups of cows categorized by lactation number, stage of lactation, production, reproduction, udder and herd health, and more, using combinations of key PCDART and DHI reports. Workshop activities will also include a combination of presentations, discussions, hands-on exercises, and demonstration of the new DRMS cloud-based decision support tools, including the new DairyMetrics benchmarking tool.
The required knowledge for this workshop includes a minimum of intermediate understanding of PCDART and how to make user-defined reports.
Participants are required to bring a PC laptop to the session. Please install all Windows Operating System (Windows 8 or higher) updates before arriving to class. If bringing a Mac laptop, software that provides a PC platform must be installed and configured. Administrator capabilities are also required. The latest PCDART program version and case-study herd data will be made available prior to the course or can be installed in class.
The instructors for the 2023 workshop are Kas Ingawa (DRMS-NCSU), Robert Fourdraine (DRMS-NCSU), and Edwyn Kreykes (GPS Consulting).
Space is limited; register early.