Penn State DairyCents Mobile App Now Available for Android Devices
Posted: November 26, 2012
“We have received quite a few requests for the Android compatible version of DairyCents. We are very excited to have this now available to reach even more users” says Virginia Ishler, one of the creators of the App and Dairy Team member.
Users from 44 states have been using the app and downloading feed prices for over 40 of the 90 feeds available in the database. Dairy producers so far have been the biggest user of the app comprising of over half of the downloads.
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.
DairyCents can be downloaded for Android devices at:
Or scan the bar-code with your android device:
DairyCents can be downloaded for iPhone or iPad devices at:
For additional information or questions, contact the Penn State Extension Dairy Team, toll-free, at 888-373-7232 or extension.psu.edu/dairy. Additional information about DairyCents, how IOFC is calculated, and demonstration videos can be found at extension.psu.edu/dairycents