Minnesota DHIA News

A PUBLICATION OF MINNESOTA DHIA                                                   Volume 8, Issue  12                                                           December   2008

 

Fast Holiday access to DHIA information

If you have internet access, you can access your reports within seconds of processing being completed.  This will be a nice feature (and its free right now) for weekends and holidays.  You will get a message at logon that says there will be a $2 charge.  That will be covered by MN DHIA, so there will be no charge to you.  This access will save you time and if you choose to access data here instead of by mail, it will save costs to MN DHIA. 

1.       Logon to www.DRMS.org

2.       Click on LOGIN

3.       Enter Herd code and RAC (4 digit Release Code).   Please call 800.827.3442 if you need your RAC.

4.       First time only: Sign up for Web Reports

5.       Click here to display WebReport (Green bar)

6.       View this month’s reports as well as past months (only for months you have processed here)

7.       You can download the reports to your computer if you wish to look at them any time during the month.  They will be saved under sample date so next month you will still be able to look at this month’s reports.

 

If your Field Rep has entered your email address into their computer, you will receive an email telling you when your herd has processed, and providing a link to the logon page on the DRMS website. 

 

Our goal is to optionally attach reports to an email again after some other projects are completed.  Until the new options screens are programmed, you will continue to receive the paper reports.  To prevent this, have your Field Rep send us a memo with your herd on sample day.

 

If you would like help getting this set up on your computer, please ask your Field Rep on sample day or call Robyn at 800.827.3442, extension 19.

 

 

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Rules for your data to be included in year-end publications from Minnesota DHIA:

1.      Publicity option is Yes (see your herd summary or visit with your Field Rep on sample day)

2.      Production is above average with a normal fat protein ratio (insures proper sampling).

3.      11 tests in the last 365 days as of the last processed test (not sample day) of the year

Note that annual percent milk sold will be published, but there are no minimums or maximum values

 

 

 

 

November 2008 Udder Health Top 100  ranked by Linear Score (Log) SCC

 

 

Log

SCC

Cows

 

 

SCC

Log

Cows

JIM KULINSKI

1.3

46

48

 

KEVIN ANDERSON

1.9

73

48

GLEN CHRISTEN

1.3

51

41

 

WAYNE KOEPP

1.9

75

147

DAN AND JOLENE SCHLANGEN

1.3

60

62

 

KEVIN & SHEILA THARALDSON

1.9

77

52

SCHEFERS BROS

1.3

61

79

 

D & J DAIRY

1.9

78

95

JASON + NANCY BACHMANN

1.3

80

38

 

DEWEY HERBER

1.9

78

146

MARK KLEHR

1.4

62

56

 

DAVID BUCK

1.9

79

65

DANIEL HALLBERG

1.4

79

63

 

RKB DAIRY

1.9

87

85

BECHTOLD BRO.'S FARM #2

1.5

52

32

 

CHARLES NELSON

1.9

93

32

MAYNARD SCHUMACHER

1.5

67

49

 

ROBERT ROTHSTEIN

1.9

96

40

LARRY AND SHARON WISTE

1.5

77

31

 

TOM FUECHTMANN

1.9

98

108

BASHAW LAKE HOLSTIENS

1.5

79

33

 

ROLLING RIDGE ACRES

1.9

99

243

ELDON MALWITZ

1.6

42

40

 

THOMAS JOHNSON

1.9

104

33

STEVE + DEB HEUER

1.6

47

31

 

WAYNE + DONNA LEXVOLD

1.9

110

81

ART AND JANE STUMPF

1.6

60

49

 

CLYDE R JOHNSON

1.9

116

43

SELKE FARMS

1.6

65

189

 

LIESER DAIRY

1.9

117

83

TIM & SUE HOESE

1.6

73

41

 

BERNING FAMILY DAIRY

1.9

123

73

BRUCE AND JILL BOETTCHER

1.6

74

156

 

TODD +JEAN POLLEMA

1.9

132

78

ACKERMAN FARMS

1.6

86

113

 

KEITH WIEBE

1.9

133

62

SUNKREST DAIRY

1.6

93

36

 

ROLLING W ACRES

1.9

160

24

DEAN FRISLE

1.6

105

67

 

AL + MARK SCHMITT

1.9

189

107

OAK GLEN JOHNS

1.7

53

26

 

RICHARD LAMBRECHT

2

77

108

DAVID SMITH

1.7

62

31

 

DEVOINE KRUSE

2

80

144

ZUMBRO VIEW FARMS LLC

1.7

62

41

 

ROBERT KROENING

2

81

51

SIGEL DAIRY COMPANY

1.7

67

55

 

KIMM'S DAIRY

2

87

88

BENGTSON FAMILY FARM

1.7

71

47

 

SCHREIBER BROS

2

90

86

TLK FARMS

1.7

71

65

 

MICHAEL BRUCE

2

92

100

TERRY KOLSTAD

1.7

89

28

 

NATHAN&BRIDGET GIBBS

2

93

110

CIRCLE DRIVE HOLSTEINS

1.7

92

18

 

REUTER FARMS

2

97

59

BOB & TERRI KETCHUM

1.7

101

120

 

MAAS FARMS

2

98

36

SIBERT FARMS

1.7

106

51

 

HOLLERMANN DAIRY

2

103

296

PAUL WEIDENBORNER

1.7

132

150

 

DARAN AND CHRISTY BORTH

2

108

60

MOGER FARMS

1.8

59

87

 

JOPPS CENTURY FARMS

2

109

107

CURT + JACKIE BEKIUS

1.8

67

70

 

LUX-URY HOLSTEINS INC.

2

125

125

HIESERICH FARM

1.8

67

91

 

LENMAR FARMS

2

126

199

DEAN GABBERT

1.8

72

51

 

ROD RAY

2

128

55

BECHTOLD BROS

1.8

73

102

 

STADICK FARM INC

2

131

100

JERON NATHE

1.8

75

258

 

DAVID SCHUUR

2

132

46

GERALD+LISA BURG

1.8

87

42

 

GATEWOOD FARM

2

132

73

DONALD + DARLENE MATROS

1.8

94

76

 

MARK + JOHN HULTERSTRUM

2

135

58

JAY + MARIE NOSKA

1.8

102

51

 

MARK BROSIG

2

138

172

MIKE + DENISE WHITE

1.8

102

62

 

TIM AHO DAIRY

2

145

105

IMPOLA DAIRY

1.8

104

99

 

TOM JR.& HEATHER REVIER

2

149

51

JOHN ROBERS

1.8

105

20

 

KEN & AARON VOGT

2

150

157

CHRISTIANSON FARMS

1.8

125

54

 

MIKE & PAT BERNECKER

2

364

38

HOEFS' DAIRY

1.8

147

200

 

STEVE SEARLES

2.1

52

5

JEFF BLENKER

1.9

61

42

 

DALE ERICKSON

2.1

77

43

WAYNE AND WADE ATHEY

1.9

64

50

 

MICHAEL AND KRIS BANSE

2.1

87

62

DEAN RAUSCH

1.9

67

62

 

DENNIS PLAETZ DAIRY

2.1

91

49

JOHN WASNER DAIRY

1.9

70

30

 

LARRY LEXVOLD FAMILY

2.1

93

66

TRIPLE H DAIRY

1.9

72

172

 

ROBERT MILLER

2.1

93

68

 

 

 

 

Herd Management Software ….. Which one is for you?

 

Scout – Ideal for herds under 250 cows, affordable for the average producer.

 

Steve Hoffman and his wife Kerry milk 100 cows on their farm south of New Ulm and have been die hard Scout users for 10 years. Steve utilizes the “Open Cow” report to manage his PreSynch/ Ovsynch programs ensuring shots are given in a timely manner and the “Conception Rate by Breeding Code” report to see what methods of breeding cows are having the best success. Steve uses the Vet List religiously for every herd heath. With hired help, he also utilizes the “Conception Rate by Technician” to see how his breeders are doing and if any of them could use a little improvement. Another perk that Steve likes is receiving his test day results quickly into his Scout before the reports come in the mail.

 

Dairy Comp 305 – Ideal for herds 250 cows and greater. Dairy Comp offers more flexibility to customize the program to meet your herd management needs. Some additional features of Dairy Comp are:

  • Interfacing with Daily milk meters and other software.
  • Daily task scheduler can be set to automatically print reports when needed.
  • Comes with many standard Events and Items, and allows creation of Events and Items specific to the herd owners needs.
  • More extensive options to monitor herd performance on parameters such as production, SCC, inventory, reproduction and herd health.
  • Manage hospital cows – treatment protocols, treatment status, milk and beef withhold dates.
  • Setup other reports such as customized Vaccination or Foot Trim lists.

 

Dairy Comp is an indispensable tool for Vet checks, Timed AI breeding programs, Hospital lists, and other management and dairy monitoring for United Dairies in central Minnesota. They are currently milking about 4,500 cows but have them on 4 different sites. By using Dairy Comp Server and Client programs, computers on all locations are connected with each other via high speed Internet. So all animals are in a single cowfile and movement from animals from one site to another is simply a pen move. Management reports are run and data is entered on all locations, and the information is constantly "refreshed" between the computers. For example, when a breeding is done on one site, staff at any location can go into the animals' cowcard and see that breeding a few minutes after it has been recorded. United Dairies has recently implemented the use of RFID tags in all animals so that Vet checks and other management operations can be done with the use of handheld PDA's and Bluetooth Wands. Animals in palpation rails are wanded and when an animal that needs action such as PREG check is wanded that message is relayed through a headset to the dairyman. Results are recorded on the PDA and posted into Dairy Comp when done. Speed and accuracy are both increased, and as a side benefit, cows that are in the wrong pen are identified and fixed when they are scanned.

 

 

November Milk Quality Top 100  based on Raw SCC

 

 

SCC

Log

Cows

 

 

SCC

Log

Cows

ELDON MALWITZ

42

1.6

40

 

LARRY AND DIANNA BRAEM

82

2.2

38

JIM KULINSKI

46

1.3

48

 

BOB AND BARB PETIT

85

2.3

58

STEVE + DEB HEUER

47

1.6

31

 

ACKERMAN FARMS

86

1.6

113

GLEN CHRISTEN

51

1.3

41

 

MIKE MOTL+KIM HARFF

86

2.2

87

BECHTOLD BRO.'S FARM #2

52

1.5

32

 

GERALD+LISA BURG

87

1.8

42

STEVE SEARLES

52

2.1

5

 

RKB DAIRY

87

1.9

85

OAK GLEN JOHNS

53

1.7

26

 

KIMM'S DAIRY

87

2

88

MOGER FARMS

59

1.8

87

 

MICHAEL AND KRIS BANSE

87

2.1

62

DAN AND JOLENE SCHLANGEN

60

1.3

62

 

ROGER + WENDY SORENSON

87

2.2

25

ART AND JANE STUMPF

60

1.6

49

 

TERRY KOLSTAD

89

1.7

28

SCHEFERS BROS

61

1.3

79

 

CALVIN AND TAMMY BEUMER

89

2.2

40

JEFF BLENKER

61

1.9

42

 

SCHREIBER BROS

90

2

86

MARK KLEHR

62

1.4

56

 

JAMES C PFEIFER

90

2.5

61

DAVID SMITH

62

1.7

31

 

JEFF & JULIE KETCHUM

90

2.5

28

ZUMBRO VIEW FARMS LLC

62

1.7

41

 

DENNIS PLAETZ DAIRY

91

2.1

49

WAYNE AND WADE ATHEY

64

1.9

50

 

CIRCLE DRIVE HOLSTEINS

92

1.7

18

SELKE FARMS

65

1.6

189

 

MICHAEL BRUCE

92

2

100

MAYNARD SCHUMACHER

67

1.5

49

 

SUNKREST DAIRY

93

1.6

36

SIGEL DAIRY COMPANY

67

1.7

55

 

CHARLES NELSON

93

1.9

32

CURT + JACKIE BEKIUS

67

1.8

70

 

NATHAN&BRIDGET GIBBS

93

2

110

HIESERICH FARM

67

1.8

91

 

LARRY LEXVOLD FAMILY

93

2.1

66

DEAN RAUSCH

67

1.9

62

 

ROBERT MILLER

93

2.1

68

ROBERT SLATER

69

2.3

29

 

DONALD + DARLENE MATROS

94

1.8

76

JOHN WASNER DAIRY

70

1.9

30

 

ROBERT ROTHSTEIN

96

1.9

40

BENGTSON FAMILY FARM

71

1.7

47

 

RANDY FRIESE

96

2.1

29

TLK FARMS

71

1.7

65

 

DAN + DEB DOLENCE

96

2.2

42

DEAN GABBERT

72

1.8

51

 

REUTER FARMS

97

2

59

TRIPLE H DAIRY

72

1.9

172

 

TOM FUECHTMANN

98

1.9

108

TIM & SUE HOESE

73

1.6

41

 

MAAS FARMS

98

2

36

BECHTOLD BROS

73

1.8

102

 

METOGGA LAKES DAIRY LLC

98

2.2

328

KEVIN ANDERSON

73

1.9

48

 

ROLLING RIDGE ACRES

99

1.9

243

BRUCE AND JILL BOETTCHER

74

1.6

156

 

DAVE SCHROEDER

99

2.1

33

JERON NATHE

75

1.8

258

 

LARRY + BECKY RABE

100

2.1

35

WAYNE KOEPP

75

1.9

147

 

RANDY GRABAU

100

2.7

30

LARRY AND SHARON WISTE

77

1.5

31

 

BOB & TERRI KETCHUM

101

1.7

120

KEVIN & SHEILA THARALDSON

77

1.9

52

 

VON WAHLDE DAIRY INC.

101

2.4

87

RICHARD LAMBRECHT

77

2

108

 

JAY + MARIE NOSKA

102

1.8

51

DALE ERICKSON

77

2.1

43

 

MIKE + DENISE WHITE

102

1.8

62

ELGINVUE FARMS

77

2.2

8

 

THOENY FARMS

102

2.2

199

PETERM&LYNN HENDRICKSON

77

2.3

66

 

FORTSCH FAMILY FARM

102

2.4

81

D & J DAIRY

78

1.9

95

 

HOLLERMANN DAIRY

103

2

296

DEWEY HERBER

78

1.9

146

 

ROGER ALDINGER

103

2.1

68

DALE + KATHY DALQUIST

78

2.2

33

 

RONALD FIELD

103

2.4

25

DANIEL HALLBERG

79

1.4

63

 

IMPOLA DAIRY

104

1.8

99

BASHAW LAKE HOLSTIENS

79

1.5

33

 

THOMAS JOHNSON

104

1.9

33

DAVID BUCK

79

1.9

65

 

HANKS DAIRY

104

2.1

66

JASON + NANCY BACHMANN

80

1.3

38

 

GEHL ACRES

104

2.2

84

DEVOINE KRUSE

80

2

144

 

FRANCIS & THERESA RYNDA

104

2.4

45

GARY P LIESER

80

2.2

48

 

KEITH AND BILL ROOT DAIRY

104

2.6

59

ROBERT KROENING

81

2

51

 

INTRIGUE JERSEYS & SWISS

104

2.9

16