Farm Scan

Giving good SMART advice means giving advice according to the farmer’s needs, which is well understood and implemented by the farmer. But what should an advisor focus on when visiting a farm? This is where the advantage of data management kicks in. With the introduction of the FarmScan, a new report for Farm Management advisors is available.

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The Farm Scan* shows the individual farm performance in relation to different topics. The report can be used to prepare a farm visit. When the goals of the farmer are clear, the Farm Scan can be used to guide the discussion with the farmer. Where necessary, Lely T4C can be used as a back-up for more detailed information.

The Farm Scan shows the performance of the following topics:
-    Robot capacity
-    Production - feeding
-    Milk speed
-    Robot visit time
-    Robot performance
-    Visit behaviour
-    Interval

The spider-web diagram shows at one glance how the farm is performing in every single topic and where there is a chance to improve. This is based on ranks, where every farm gets a rank compared to all farms in the same Lely Center. The better the farm, the higher the rank, with a maximum of 100.
 

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Then the report shows every topic in more detail. There are one or more key performance indicators related to the topic, whereby the development of the past half year is shown. This makes it possible to observe changes in the past period. 
Also, the average values of the last 30 days for the related key performance indicators are shown. This indicates the current state of the farm. This is compared with the average value of all farms in the Lely Center.

The points of discussion, remarks and action points can be written in the text boxes below each topic.

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The FMS Farm Scan is available in English, Dutch, German and French* and is exclusively available for certified Farm Management advisors. They can request the report via Your Guide in Lely T4C  Farm Management  WebAdvice  Get Advice. The customer movex code is needed to request the FarmScan. The report will be sent by email within two working days.

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*In France the FarmScan is only available for farmers with an FMS contract.
 

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T4C 3.11 update

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T4C 3.11 update

As of June 2019, the roll out of T4C update 3.11 will start. This update contains new KPI’s of cow performance and rumination of lactating cows, new options in the routing settings, new Vector settings, new remark fields, an attention ‘suspect for abortion’ and new features for the grazing reporting. Since the roll out will start soon, it is good to know what the update entails. KPI for energy-corrected milk or milk solids To get a better insight into your cows’ performance, there is now a KPI available that shows milk yields, but with a correction for fat and protein content. There is a choice between three formulas, which are FPCM (fat- and protein-corrected milk), ECM (energy-corrected milk) or milk solids (sum of kg dry matter of fat and protein). These calculations are available as a KPI on the dashboard, but also on an individual-cow basis in the report generator. However, they are not enabled by default. On the ‘Global farm set-up’ page, you can choose which formula you would like to use. Routing: pause a scheduled routing On the ‘Daily entry’ page, a new action has been added called ‘Scheduled routing’. On this page, you see all the cows that currently have an active routing task based on a scheduled routing task. This gives you more insight into which cows are routed or ‘to be routed’ and why they are routed. In addition, you can pause these tasks. This could be useful, for example, when you want to skip hoof trimming for a day due to harvesting. Routing: only route after milking When treating a cow, it is often desirable to have a cow in the separation area with an empty udder. With Lely T4C 3.11 it is now possible to enable a setting that makes sure that routing tasks are only active when a cow is allowed to be milked. This could also prevent cows with full udders being in the separation area for longer periods. This functionality is also available for scheduled routing tasks. Lely Vector: enter ration in dry matter Lely Vector rations can also be entered in kg dry matter. This would be very useful when customers receive their ration in dry matter per cow from their feed advisors. Reproduction remarks In this update, the usage of the reproduction remarks is improved. There are now also remark fields available for the pregnancy check and calving actions. Rumination KPI for lactating cows only Usually the rumination activity KPI is used to analyse the rumination of the part of the herd that is currently in lactation. However, since this KPI also includes dry cows and young stock, there is now also a KPI that shows only the average for the cows that are in lactation.   ‘Suspected miscarriage’ attention If a pregnant animal has shown serious heat signs since the last positive pregnancy test, she is shown on report 34 – Reproduction check with the remark ‘Suspected miscarriage’. Grazing report This new report shows the grazing per cow. The time is calculated from the moment she is routed to a grazing destination until she is recognised again by another device. Related to this same data, there is now also a grazing report for all the lactating cows.

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