Enhanced iPad version of DairyCents Mobile App now Available
Posted: December 17, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA – The Penn State Extension Dairy Team released an enhanced iPad version of the mobile app DairyCents. This enhanced version has the same features of the original DairyCents app but takes advantage of the larger screen to provide more details to the user.
An advantage of the new iPad version is the menu bar that stays on the screen to allow quick adjustments to the calculations or graphing options. Registered users of the iPhone or Android versions do not need to re-register for the iPad version of DairyCents. By logging in with the same user ID they will be able to access saved data previously entered from another device. This new iPad version is free of charge as is the iPhone and Android versions.
Penn State DairyCents iPad app screen shot of the Income over Feed Cost calculator for Pennsylvania at 75 lbs of milk production.
The first feature of the DairyCents App is a standardized Income over
Feed Cost (IOFC) calculation using the user’s state specific milk and
alfalfa prices and corn and soybean meal prices from the Chicago
Mercantile Exchange. The standardized IOFC can be calculated for either
65, 75, or 85 lbs of milk production per cow per day and the results are
given on both a per cwt or per cow basis. DairyCents will also graph
IOFC, feed cost, and milk price starting from January 2012.
The second feature of Dairy Cents allows the user to compare their purchased feed price to the Penn State Feed Price List and to other users in the database who have purchased the same feed. This section of the app allows the user to track over time how prices of select ingredients are trending.
Download DairyCents for iPad
Or scan the bar-code with your iPad:
For additional information or questions, contact the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, toll-free, at 888-373-7232. Additional information about DairyCents, how IOFC is calculated, and demonstration videos can be found at extension.psu.edu/dairycents
- Nutrient Management Specialist
- Dairy Extension Program Manager