Feed Supervisor® Software can be used as a standalone system or interfaced with the Avery Weigh-Tronix Model 2040 scale indicator.
Together, the unique partnership of Avery Weigh-Tronix and Feed Supervisor software can provide you with a complete feed management package for your operation––whether you want to increase profits on an expanding dairy or need a management tool for a new dairy.
The 2040 indicator can be customized with any of the following options to increase efficiency within your feeding program:
The 2040 indicator is compatible with all TMR mixer brands and weigh bar configurations.
Feed Supervisor System Options Illustration
"Steve and Yvonne Weinzirl of Val-O-Mo Farm Inc. purchased Feed Supervisor software to help streamline their dairy’s feeding program. The Weinzirl’s currently milk 325 cows 3 times per day and mix feed for approximately 420 total head.
Steve is the general manager of the farm and his duties range from fieldwork and farm mechanic to managing the maternity pen and feeding the young calves. Jess is responsible for all aspects of mixing and feeding on the farm, bunk management and forage sampling. Yvonne is responsible for the financial management of the business and operates the office computer and Feed Supervisor Software. Yvonne tells us, “One of the very first things that we used Feed Supervisor for was to make our feeders aware of what was actually in the batches they were feeding out...We were all surprised at how different the final product was from what was intended.” Mixing errors were quickly corrected. For example, mixing errors with forages was cut from 10% to now only 5%. Watching DMI and daily production has tipped them off to problems before they became physically evident. Yvonne continues, “We also have an appreciation for how simple it has become to make ration changes or to alter the moistures of our forages...it is really handy to be able to go back and find out when we made certain ration changes without having to dig through a pile of papers.”
Jess has lowered the clean up target from 6-8% down to 3%. He adjusts the total pounds fed out daily at the scale, saving about 3.5 tons of feed per week. “We are wasting less feed and at the same time the herd has increased production about 10#/day!”"
Sep 26 - 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!