The Avery Weigh Tronix RD40XL remote display is a wired remote display that connects to your 640XL indicator. The RD40XL is available with or without ingredient advance. An additional remote display is ideal for customers that load from both sides of their TMR mixer.
The RD40XL comes standard with a 2.0" digit fiber-optic backlight display for easy viewing. This remote display is powered by the 640 indicator and can be easily mounted on any brand of TMR mixers.
Feed Supervisor System Options Illustration
Programming your XM64 Remote Transmitter
"Six years ago when Lee Jensen of Five Star Dairy decided to expand his 120-cow dairy, he like many producers who have expanded their herds realized the increased importance of monitoring their inputs. “With the way inputs have skyrocketed recently, it very important to have the ability to understand your costs” comments Jensen.
Today, Jensen, 48 with his wife Jean and his cousin Jim are now milking 780 cows housed in two separate six-row barns, while feeding a total of 1650 animals. Their forage area setup consists of bunker silos and drive-over piles, the latter in which he prefers. “Drive-over piles allows for the flexibility of taking feed from all sides of the pile and rain runs off better” remarks Jensen. In handling their commodities, the Jensen’s utilize bins and process their corn right on the farm. One unique aspect of the farm is they own a manure digester. All manure scraped from the alleys of the dairy barns is sent to the digester. The leftover solids are used for bedding on rubber mattresses and the methane gas is sold to Dairyland Power Company.
Five Star Dairy has used Feed Supervisor since day one after the expansion, so it’s hard to compare the before and after, but Jensen believes it’s something he couldn’t be without. “Feed is the biggest expenses on a dairy and if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”
Jensen noted he has found up to 20 different ways to utilize Feed Supervisor in a month. One use is to monitor their feeders’ performance. The dairy feeds 10 batches per day and each batch can contain up to 10 different ingredients, which can leave 100 opportunities to over or under fill the mixer. The dairy currently doesn’t give incentives for accuracy but Feed Supervisor has allowed them to maintain a error allowance of 3%. Jensen credits Feed Supervisor with streamlining communication between him, his nutritionist and his feeders. “The feeders know what to feed, there’s no math, very easy” says Jensen.
Inventory tracking also helps Jensen better manage feed costs and has made ordering feed much easier. “My financial consultant wants a listing of each feed and its usage for every month, with Feed Supervisor its all right there when I need it” comments Jensen. He then goes on to say, “We don’t have to worry about running out of something because we always know how much we have and when we need to order more.”
Looking into the future, the dairy sees a new truck scale as a better way to control what is coming into the farm, especially with forages. Jensen also advises other producers who are thinking about purchasing feed management software to “Work it into their daily routine and keep with it or its useless.” When asked how much money Feed Supervisor has saved him, Jensen sees it this way, “I have spent 7 million dollars in feed over 6 years of having this dairy, even if I saved only one percent of that, it would equal $70,000.” For his particular system, it would have paid for itself 7 times over.
Apr 11 - 1:51 amWe continue to evaluate the portable NIR test lab. Today testing the John Deere Harvest lab
Mar 29 - 5:39 pmCentral Plains Dairy Expo see us in booth 139
Mar 29 - 4:33 pmCentral Plains Dairy Expo Prayer Breakfast. Starting the day in worship. Thank you to Rita Vander Kooi for sharing your story and your faith with us.
Mar 29 - 9:04 amWe're here at the WPS Farm Show Booth A35. If you are near Oshkosh, we'd like to see you!
Mar 29 - 12:22 amCentral Plains Dairy Expo. Excited how effective the Feed Supervisor training sessions were at getting the crowd ready for Clint Black.
Mar 28 - 4:58 pmKicking off the Central Plains Dairy Expo 2017 with a Feed Supervisor training session.
Mar 20 - 2:44 pmCentral Plains Dairy Expo
Mar 16 - 3:34 pmFeed Supervisor Boot Camp is an intensive training program for Dairy Industry Professionals.
Mar 16 - 3:07 pm1:00pm Truck Supervisor - Identify how Truck Supervisor can enhance your scale and improve the efficiency of your dairy. 2:15pm Feed Supervisor -Get up to speed on our latest updates and the improvements to FS Touch.
Mar 16 - 2:38 pmContact Feed Supervisor for details. Space is limited. A panel discussion where current clients explain the benefits of Truck Supervisor.