Dairy Applications TMR feeding system, recognized as one of the innovative companies at the World Dairy Expo 2017 in Madison.
World Dairy Expo 2017
This year it will be the 3rd year that Dairy Applications will exhibit at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI. The first year we did only have a design of our software, last year we had a working application in the latest development stage. Now we are very proud to have clients in the USA and the Netherlands, and we are ready to help you improve your feeding process with our Dairy Applications TMR system.
We are currently developing new functions in our system to have more accurate reporting, a much better insight in cost reporting. Next, to that, there will be improvements in the day to day using of our TMR feed management system. It will be easier to update ingredients and rations. The Wifi connectivity is much more stable on the farm and many more small improvements to enhance the user experience.
Please visit our booth EH 4431 from Oct 3 -7 at the World Dairy Expo in Madison Wisconsin the USA.
Corry, the wife of Onno, will join the exhibit team this year, so it will not only be boys this year at our booth.
From July 18 – 24 Onno was in the USA to visit some clients prospects and Post Equipment who will be helping us with the distribution of our system in the USA.
The most important reason to come to the USA was the open day July 22 at Sunrise Dairy, which was our launching customer in the USA over a year ago.
We had a fantastic day at the farm of the Andringa’s with many farmers and neighbors visiting the farm to look at the new setup with Milking Robots of Lely. At the same time, we took the opportunity to explain our Total Mixed Ration feeding system to many interested farmers and nutritionists.
So we would like to thank Sietse Andringa and his whole family and staff for this wonderful day and the opportunity to be a part of the event.
The rest of the summer
A large part of the season Edwin was in South Dakota and met many new farmers to show our system. He also installed two new wifi weigh boxes on the farm of a new client. This farmer uses two TMR mixers to feed the cattle. The Dairy Applications system is now used to have a better insight in the feed intake and the feed efficiency. In the pictures, you see some examples of our connected Wi-Fi weight box to the existing scale head.
Have a meeting at the expo or the week after.
After the World Dairy Expo, we will be in the USA another week in the Wisconsin and South Dakota region. So when you would like to meet up let us know, and we will schedule an appointment.
Thanks and hopefully we will see each other early next month at the World Dairy Expo.
Edwin & Onno
We are on our way …..
It has been a while when we have sent our last newsletter, so we would like to give you a short update.
From May 11-18 we made a business trip to the United States, we visited farmers and advisors in South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Virginia. The goal was to meet our customers, pilot farmers and a couple of new clients. We had good meetings with dairy farmers and nutritionists who use our product and gave valuable feedback.
Let’s be clear….
We have experience in what we do, but we are new in the market. We use new and more modern technology, we have a subscription model which limits initial investments, and our goal is to support you to grow your business efficiently by giving more insight in the feeding process. We learn a lot from our clients and test farmers and are constantly looking for improvements in our system.
We started to initiate a new release with our development team.
The handling of the leftovers will be more flexible on request of the farmers using the system. In the app, you can weight leftovers when you collect them, but it will soon also be possible to estimate the weight of the leftovers when you are using them to feed to another feed group.
We will build new reports to have more insight into the cost of feeding per group, ingredient and the total herd.
We are improving the feed reports based on the feedback, making sure that you can use them to steer the feeding process and to manage your feeders.
We are on our way …..
We like to stay in contact with all kinds of tools like mobile phones/internet/social media, but also personal. In July we will visit the US again; from October 3-7 you are welcome at our booth 4431 on the Dairy Expo te Madison. We will be there for our 3rd year; the time is flying.
We can connect you!
Last but not least, we can always welcome new customers. So when you are interested in using our TMR feed management system, just let us now.
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Dairy applications TMR system web portal.
From today we have released our Dairy Applications TMR App in the Google Play store. So it is now possible to download the app and to register on our website an account. In this way, you can register your farm on our web portal and look at our app. When you would like to feed on your Dairy with our system, you need a Wi-Fi connection and a subscription to our system. We like to set up your farm for you, just drop us an e-mail, and we will go from there.
To go to the Dairy Applications TMR web portal to register your farm you can follow this link. Click on the green link “New to Dairy Applications? Sign Up!”.
Last days for our first 50 offer!
At the World Dairy Expo, we had a first 50 offer to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the expo. This offer is still valid for a limited time until December 30, 2016, and gives you over 60% of discount on your first yearly subscription which includes a Wi-Fi box to connect with your feed mixer wagon. So don’t wait and contact us now!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Last but not least we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. We are looking forward to talking to you and meet you in 2017!
From October 4-8 we have exhibited at the World Dairy Expo in Madison to show the Dairy Applications TMR Feed Management application. This year we had many visitors from next year and a lot of new visitors. We were able to show the almost finished application at the expo and had very enthusiastic reactions from farmers and suppliers.
During the Expo, we gave over a hundred demo’s showing the web-portal, which is the heart of the system to manage your farm and the Dairy Applications TMR App which is used to manage the feeding process in the barns when mixing the rations for the cows.
The highlights of our feed management system which we showed at the expo are below.
- Manage your feeding process, ration recipes online from the cloud everywhere;
- Steer your feeding process and get the right management information;
- Import the milk data to link with the feeding data to calculate the feed efficiency;
- Import the cows and pen/section numbers from the cow management system to manage the feeding with the current cow location;
- Manage the users and share information with advisors and nutritionists;
- Great management information to manage the feeding cycle and link feeding to the milk results.
This screen shot is in English, but the Dutch language is available and Spanish is coming soon.
- Wireless connection with TMR mixer, Weighbridge and Feed Dispenser Wagon;
- TMR app replaces the feed sheets;
- Feeder monitoring and improvement;
- Works with Android or Apple phones or tablets. You use modern technology without investing in dedicated expensive TMR hardware.
Improve Feed Efficiency:
- Higher Feed Efficiency due to more accurate feeding and measuring the result both in milk as in feed;
- Left over as ingredient for other ration recipes.
- Understandable reports for feed efficiency, feeding, feeder accuracy, DM intake, Left Overs etc.
- Automatic reports in your e-mail;
- Sharing reports with nutritionists or other advisors.
- One monthly or yearly subscriptions fee, no additional costs for updates or support;
- No investments in software or service costs;
- Always up to date, you will always have the latest version of the software. All system improvements will be there for all users at no additional cost;
- You can stop every month so we have the eagerness to service you very well.
There is much more to tell, so do not hesitate to e-mail or call us and ask for a demo or a quote. The first 50 offer is still valid for a limited time until December 30, 2016!
We are proud that we have won the competition for a testing day at the Rabobank UX center (user experience center) at the Rabobank headquarters in Utrecht.
We will be able to test our Dairy Applications TMR feed management applications with large Dutch dairy farmers using the experience of the Rabobank UX center interaction specialists. This will help us a lot to build an even better TMR feed management solution.
For more information see: News (in Dutch) on the Rabobank website.
Last Tuesday we had a meeting with the Rabobank UX center experts to decide what would be the most beneficial to test. We will focus on the user experience and reporting when the dairy farmers are using our web portal dashboard to control the TMR feeding process on the farm and to see if we can improve on reporting and user friendly ness or our solution. The user experience tests will able us to have a much better insight on how a dairy farmer interact with our solution and due to eye tracking technology you could see if the information and buttons are on a logical place on the screens. As a part of the research the user experience experts will interview the dairy farmers to be able to give us valuable feedback to improve our software and more important to improve the user experience.
At the moment we are preparing for the World Dairy Expo in Madison USA booth EH 4431 please feel free to visit us there and experience our application by yourself. You can e-mail us at [email protected] to setup an appointment or just visit our booth.
The actual tests in the Rabobank UX center will be end of this year. We will keep you updated and hope to see you in the meantime in Madison.
The last few months were a challenge for us at the Dairy Applications headquarters in Garyp. Our development team was not delivering the solutions up to our standards. So we had to make a tough decision to change the whole development team. Which you can imagine is quit a challenge.
We believe that this decision is the right one to move forward and to make sure that we will have a fantastic TMR feed management solution to support the dairy farmer in managing and improving their rations. It is all about ‘More Milk Less Costs‘.
The new team will start next week and we will be ready to give a demo at the 50th World Dairy Expo in Madison from October 4-8, 2016.
We will see you in Madison!
Interesting article in Hoards Dairyman: Feeding twice a day improves milkproduction
Last week we had a very successful exhibition in Madison at the World Dairy Expo 2015. There was a lot of intrest for our Dairy Applications TMR feed management software solution. Manu US farmers, suppliers and feed mixer wagon producers are interested in our solution and what it could bring to the farmer.
You can download our presentation below.