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DairyCents Mobile App

The DairyCents mobile app calculates income over feed costs and compares prices of various forages, grains and commodities to the Penn State Feed Price List.
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DairyCents

The DairyCents mobile app offers a quick calculation of income over feed costs and price comparison of various forages, grains and commodities to the Penn State Feed Price List and other users of the data base.

Download DairyCents now on either iTunes for iPhone, iPad, or Google play for Android devices!

Available on the Apple App Store  Android app on Google Play

DairyCents Pro

New! DairyCents Pro. Calculate your own income over feed cost and track other feed management metrics. DairyCents Pro available in html5.

It has been designed for larger screens such as desk top computers, iPADs and tablets. Current users can log in with their password and new users can register on line. This app has the same features as the smart phone version. This upgrade is free until August 31, 2016.

DairyCents Pro producer version and consultant version will allow the user to enter in farm specific information so the herd can determine their feed cost/cow, IOFC, milk margin and the percent of income going towards feed cost. Results can be graphed so the producer or consultant can view over time how the herd is performing. The other component of the app is to monitor several feed management metrics.

DairyCents Pro Producer DairyCents Pro Consultant

Available on the Apple App Store     Available on the Apple App Store 
Android app on Google Play   Android app on Google Play

Producer and Consultant versions

The producer version allows data to be entered and tracked over time for one farm. The consultant version allows for multiple farms and the opportunity for their clients to share their information with them. The producer has to allow their consultants to access their data first and it can be revoked any time right from their device. To learn more about sharing data and further instructions, visit the DairyCents Sharing Data page. Consultants can also download their data to an excel file.

“The results graph will be helpful to track my farm costs and N efficiency from month to month. I also like that I can share information with my nutritionist.” –Jon Van Nieuwenhuyzen, Werkhoven Dairy Inc, Monroe, WA

The idea behind sharing information from the producer to the consultant is that often the producer is making adjustments to their forage source, purchased feeds, rations, groups of animals, etc. that the consultant may not be aware of until they are on the farm again. When calculating IOFC or any number of metrics for a dairy, it is incredibly important to have the most accurate data not only for making sound decisions based on that information but also for credibility back to the dairy producer. Sharing this information through DairyCentsPro can increase effective communication between the many people working on or for a dairy.

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DairyCents Features

Income over Feed Cost

This feature of the app illustrates what is happening with the markets and how it is affecting IOFC. DairyCentsPro allows producers and consultants to enter farm specific information. To learn more about how both of these methods work, visit the DairyCents Income Over Feed Cost page.

Feed Price Comparison

This section of the app allows the user to track over time how prices of select ingredients are trending. To learn more, visit the DairyCents Feed Price page.

Feed Management

The feed management component of the app monitosr several feed management metrics: dry matter intake, dry matter intake efficiency, milk nitrogen efficiency and phosphorus intake and excretion. To learn more, visit the DairyCents Feed Management page.

Overview on how to use DairyCents Pro

Registering the application

Before using the free mobile app DairyCents, you first need to register a username. You can either register directly from the app, or register online.

An email confirmation will be sent to you immediately.

Why do I need to register?

  • By creating a secure login username and password, the information you enter into DairyCents will be protected if anyone tries to view it on your device.
  • If you have multiple devices, you can access your data from any device. 
  • You can create multiple usernames on one device for more than one person to use.
  • You will be notified of important updates 
  • DairyCentsPro users - Registering will allow you to select "producer" or a consultant group to allow producers to share data with consultants.

App Support

Mobile app developer

Contact for technical issues using DairyCents

AHG, Inc.
www.ahg.com
Alex Heiphetz, Ph.D. CEO
814-867-3200
a.heiphetz@ahg.com

Content developer

Contact for questions about how to use the mobile app

Virginia Ishler
Penn State Extension Dairy Team
814-863-3912
vishler@psu.edu

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Contact Information

Virginia A. Ishler
  • Extension Dairy Specialist
Phone: 814-863-3912