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.
Sep 26, 2018 - 11:12 amThe crisp air has returned and it reminds us that Autumn has arrived. And next week is the World Dairy Expo already. Stop in and see us at the show. See a demonstration of our systems and receive a free grilled cheese sandwich. See you there!
Nov 17, 2017 - 1:16 pmFeed Supervisor Software is much more than a feed management system. It can be a great tool used to assess economic impact of certain events and farm decisions. Check out our flyer to learn more!
Nov 9, 2017 - 1:00 pmJust a few tips and tricks to keep in mind as winter creeps up on us. Prepare your cows for the cold and see a better return throughout the winter. Also keep in mind that Feed Supervisor allows you to input weather data so you can track cow performance in relation to the temperature, snow, rain, etc.
Oct 25, 2017 - 10:19 amWe were very excited to sponsor Dr. Lon Whitlow's seminar on battling molds and mycotoxins at World Dairy Expo this year. Thank you, Dr. Whitlow on your valuable insights!
Oct 20, 2017 - 11:32 amTruck Supervisor is capable of recording more than just inventory. Did you know that our truck scale can record your dairy's milk weights too? No more hand adding milk volumes!
Oct 6, 2017 - 10:52 amFind the value in Data Coaching for Feed Supervisor! See the picture below for an example of a dairy that has improved every single month with the help of Data Coaching. Don't settle for where you are currently at, let us help you improve through this Feed Supervisor utilizing program.
Oct 3, 2017 - 11:58 amIt is a beautiful Tuesday morning at the World Dairy Expo 2017. Stop by our booth MC-81 and get your Truck Supervisor squeezee toy. See you there!
Sep 1, 2017 - 11:55 amIt's that time of year again! Here are some interesting tips to help refresh your memory on achieving high quality corn silage by Farm Journal News Source. Happy Harvest!
Aug 21, 2017 - 11:17 amA big thank you to Bag Man, LLC and Lallemand Animal Nutrition for helping us put on a wonderful silage bag meeting a couple weeks ago. Topics discussed included bagger maintenance, mold prevention, packing, wildlife damage prevention and Bag Man's Secure Cover solution, importance of inoculants like Buchneri 500 from Lallemand, and a product from Feedstuff Bagging's owner and our main speaker, Dennis Yager. He demonstrated his Forage Gas Relief Valves that are simple, easy to use, and a great tool to help remove all the oxygen in your forage bags! Here is a link to his Youtube channel demonstrating how easy it is to put into one of your forage bags: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_rVXRz7XDU
We also wanted to thank Craig Dueholm and family for allowing us to host on your farm! All in all it was a great day!
Jul 28, 2017 - 2:10 pmKSDairy 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!