THE BIG IDEA:
Tracking feed changes on a dairy farm is crucial to finding out whether or not milk production is at its optimum. The need for change is driven by many factors – overall herd health, commodity price considerations, the nutritional benefits of one ingredient over another, and the rationing of inventoried feeds name only a handful of concerns that must be addressed when deciding the quantity and quality of a cow’s diet.
WHY THIS IDEA IS BETTER THAN THE REST:
Dairy Solutions is offering an easy and convenient way to measure how the cost of feed changes affects milk income. We are developing a computer utility that empirically reveals variations in farm feeding processes, and compares them against real time dairy milk production to give farmers a decision-making tool.
THE SKY'S THE LIMIT:
With the funds raised, we will be able to hire a professional developer to help advance our desktop prototype into a web-based subscription service for any farmer to use!