Overcoming the myths about in-yard data collection – 1

The collection of cattle performance data “In-yard”, clearly has benefits for producers. As the old saying goes, “If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it”. Here we look at some of the common myths surrounding data collection systems.

Myth 1: In yard data collection is expensive.

You can start a project collecting data in the yards for as little as $750.

Compare this to the price of a drum of drench, the cost of poor weight gains or the price of a replacement heifer and it is a minimal cost.

In Yard Data Collection is not just about the ability to capture data, it also provides an easy way to use the data crush-side and in real time. Being able to see each animal’s treatment, weight gain and even reproductive history allows producers to make accurate, real time decisions, that can have a big impact on your operations profitability.