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K S Dairy Consulting, Inc. began serving dairy producers throughout northwestern Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota in 1993. What began with a focus on dairy nutrition quickly grew into enterprise management as we helped our clients look at the big picture of feed management and cow comfort.

As dairy expansion moved into full swing, producers needed systems in place that would allow them to monitor and manage their dairies. There were many ideas as to what target levels of weigh backs, feed costs and intakes should be but there was no accurate way for the average producer to really know where they really were. Then there was the feeder that looked like he was probably doing a good job but was he.

The need to better understand these variables brought about the development of Feed Supervisor Software® in 1996. What started out in a local market has grown to become the premiere feed management system with a global presence. The focus of Feed Supervisor can be broken down into four main areas.
  • Ration Management - making sure that the ration balanced by your nutritionist is the one fed to your cows.
  • Bunk Management - Discover the level of clean up or weigh back that is most profitable for your dairy and then maintain that amount.
  • Operator Performance - Making sure that your employees are properly loading, mixing and delivering the rations.
  • Inventory Control - Monitoring inventory and controlling shrink.
As feed prices began to rise, inventory management moved to the forefront as producers looked for ways to control ration costs. With this in mind we introduced Truck Supervisor™ as a convenient way to record incoming feed to the dairy. Our Click and Go Technology allows forage and grain harvest to be recorded with a high level of speed and accuracy. The smart card reader provides an easy way for off farm truckers to record weights and unload without your assistance. These features give us a better understanding of inventory control and a powerful tool as we work to eliminate shrink.

Total dairy management involves so much more than balancing rations. More and more work has been done to identify what the real issues and bottlenecks are that prevent dairy operations from meeting their true profit potential. This brought our focus into the area of hoof health. We all know that a cow with sore feet is not going to meet her full production potential. Hoof issues are often the main reason that cows leave the herd prematurely. With so much at stake there was no way for management to really understand the causes of lameness on the dairy. Hoof Supervisor™ fills that void by creating a computerized data recording system so that the true cause of lameness can be identified and then eliminated. Instead of a pile of manure stained trim sheets we can now provide you with colored graphs and reports with the data you need to reduce cull rates.

Much has changed since our company was founded to what has now become Supervisor Systems™. What has not changed is our commitment to the clients we serve and industry that we work in. Our focus remains on providing a quality product backed by the service and support needed to make our clients successful. Our consulting services continue to put us on the front lines at successful dairies each day. Working with TMR operators, herdsmen and being part of the management team on these dairies gives our team the experience and creativity to continue building and improving our product line.

Time Line

1993
KS Dairy Consulting, Inc.
Consulting Business opens in Dresser Wisconsin. Nu tech minerals launch introducing custom mineral mixes for nutrition clients.
1996
Kow Sense
Kow Sense was the precursor to today's Feed Supervisor®. It provided customers with dry matter intakes, bunk management and feed costs.
1997
Feed Supervisor®
This first release of Feed Supervisor® was a manual version, but it added the ability to track inventories.
1999
Feed Supervisor®
The second release of Feed Supervisor was a huge leap into the future with wireless transmitting of data to the scale. It also added a much sought after piece of Operator Performance tracking.
2002
Weather Station Interface
The weather station was unit that was installed at the dairy to collect and transmit specific weather data to the farm computer. Then it could be entered into Feed Supervisor software.
2004
Feed Supervisor® Goes International
Feed Supervisor® was taken to dairies in the international market
2004
TDM Transfer
The Transfer Data Module offered a dependable and more economical transfer option than was previously available with radios.
2007
Ration "Step-Up" Technology
Incorporating ration "step-up" technology into Feed Supervisor allowed important feed ingredient changes to be made automatically, over an appropriate number of days.
2008
Hoof Supervisor Release
Chute side hoof lesion recording program. Delivers permanent records and custom reports on the dairy's hoof health.
2009
Truck Supervisor
Connects the farm truck scale wirelessly to Feed Supervisor with inventories of incoming ingredients or outgoing milk weights.
2009
Alberta Hoof Health Initiative
Hoof Supervisor joined our Canadian neighbors in the project to "eliminate lameness" on Canadian dairies.
2010
Top Ten New Products- WAE
In 2010 Hoof Supervisor won the prestigious Top Ten New Products award at the World Ag Expo in Tulare California.
2010
FS»Touch
The power of a computer in your tractor cab. Operators can now change cow numbers, adjust percent dry matter, view previous days feeding, and record inventory counts right in the tractor cab.
2011
FS»Touch Task Scheduler
Scheduled Feeding becomes a reality. Automate all tasks for entry level or part time feeders. One touch feeding system directs feeding order and customized tasks.
2011
Ontario Hoof Supervisor
Ontario and other Canadian territories sign on for Hoof Supervisor.
What Next???
Bale Balancer, Task Manager, Clean- up optimizer, scheduled feeding and more!
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Jul 28 - 2:10 pm
KSDairy Consulting, Inc. is teaming up with Bag Man, LLC to host a forage bag seminar featuring guest speaker Dennis Yager. It will be held on Thursday, August 10th. Join us for lunch and an interactive presentation of proper bagging technique. Contact us at the office for more information!
Jul 18 - 10:56 am
Do you find yourself too busy to take the time to really dive in to the information that Feed Supervisor provides you with? Do you feel like you aren't getting the most out of your investment? You don't have to feel that way any longer! Introducing our new Data Coaching Program! Designed with our customers' best interest in mind to help you sort through the tremendous amounts of data in Feed Supervisor and help you locate and utilize the features that are most beneficial to your dairy! Our goal is not to throw more numbers and data at you but help you translate that data into useful information that can help you make educated decisions for your operation. Contact us today to learn how you can take advantage of data coaching!



Jul 13 - 9:57 am
Day 3, the mist has stopped. Going to be a beautiful day!



Jul 15 - 11:29 pm
Only 1 more day left at the 2017 WI Farm Technology Days in Algoma, WI. Come visit our booth #619 on South 6th Street. Grab a cup of ice cold water, enjoy the cool breeze from our fans and be one of the first to see our new and improved Truck Supervisor System featuring the new touchscreen scale. See you there!



Jul 12 - 10:47 am
Live at Wisconsin Farm Tech Days!



Jul 14 - 11:11 pm
Here are the lucky winners of the Facebook contest for day one! Thanks again for stopping by the booth. Don't miss your chance to win a Truck Supervisor windbreaker. There are still 2 to enter the contest to win!



Jul 11 - 9:47 am
We have short presentations throughout each day at Farm Technology Days. 10am: Feed Supervisor profit centers 12pm: Hoof Supervisor lameness management 2pm: Managing shrink loss with Truck and Harvest Supervisor Also stop by Innovation Square to win a Truck Supervisor windbreaker!



Jul 10 - 6:15 pm
Come see us at Farm Technology Days in Kewaunee County tomorrow thrrough Thursday! Hear about our new truck scale, Harvest Supervisor and enter our contest to win a Truck Supervisor windbreaker. We are located in Innovation Square and have a tent on S 6th St. See you there!
Apr 11 - 1:51 am
We continue to evaluate the portable NIR test lab. Today testing the John Deere Harvest lab



Mar 29 - 5:39 pm
Central Plains Dairy Expo see us in booth 139


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