Overcoming the myths about in-yard data collection

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.

The myths about in-yard data collection will undoubtedly continue to stop some farmers from moving in this direction.  But others will follow the signs to take advantage of a technology that consistently delivers productivity improvements. Data collection systems “won’t run your farm for you, but it does allow you to run your farm with a lot more knowledge and greater efficiency.”  It can help you avoid the worst of a bad season and make the most of a good season.  In increasingly competitive times that can make a world of difference.