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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.

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"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.

     Lee J.
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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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