Reports to Manage Your Herd
Herd Summary & Herd Monitor Reports
All milk recording customers will receive a Herd Summary Report or Herd Monitor Report after each milk test. Customers can choose which of the two reports they’d prefer to receive. There are several differences between these reports, but overall, they provide essential herd overview information that indicates herd performance in a number of management areas.
The Herd Monitor Report includes several areas of information that can be changed to suit your specific needs. The report also contains a second page of Trend Graphs and a Management Monitor which lists six measures of herd productivity. Please see this document for all of the optional information columns available within the Herd Monitor.
Work with your customer service representative to enter your own personalized farm goals. A calculation of the potential economic benefits for meeting those goals will be provided to you.
Popular Reports & Optional Services
Lactanet offers a wide range of management reports to customers enrolled with milk recording services. Here is a complete listing and overview of all additional reports available.
Somatic Cell Count Reports
The SCC Herd Summary Report shows herd SCC history from previous tests. The graphs on this report show the percentage of animals in the parity and stage of lactation groups, with an average SCC of greater than 200,000 (4.0 LS) for current and previous tests. The graphs are also segmented by lactation groups.
The SCC Management List Report, located on the back of the Herd Summary is a great tool for managing SCC in the herd. Only the cows above 200,000 SCC will be on this list, and it is ranked from highest SCC tank contribution to lowest.
The SCC Cow Summary Report includes a list of all animals and their current test day information. It also includes their SCC and linear score for the past year.
Hotsheet Report: Cow Exception List
The Hotsheet Report is designed to provide herd managers with a quick overview of cows that may be experiencing problems or aid in identifying potential herd problems. This report lists animals that are outside a specific range for seven indicators of cow performance.
Cow Income Monitor
The Cow Income Monitor Report shows the economic impact of individual cow performance. All animals are grouped into first, second, and third (or greater) lactation groups and are ranked from highest to lowest milk value within the group based on their 305 day projection, using multiple component pricing. Select 8 out of an available 42 unique information columns to display the information most valuable to you. Please see this document for all of the optional information columns available within the Cow Income Monitor. These options can be changed on any test day at no additional cost.
Cow Management Reports
The Cow Summary Report allows you to track and follow the progress of individual animals. It shows current test day and lactation production information for individuals.
The Cow Monitor Report offers the same information as Cow Summary, but with the added opportunity to choose from 4 columns of information from an available 30 choices. Select the issues that you wish to track on an individual basis. See this document to view choices.
Milk Urea Nitrogen Reports
The MUN Herd Summary Report lists each cow and plots her MUN level against her days in milk. With this information, analyze MUN levels of the herd throughout lactation stages and by lactation group. This report is a useful tool for analyzing feed efficiency optimization.
The MUN Cow Summary Report lists all animals, grouped by lactation and ranked by lowest to highest days in milk. It shows MUN values and lactation group averages.
Optional Health Testing Reports & Services
GestaLab Milk Pregnancy Test Report
Milk pregnancy testing is an easy and affordable option for detecting and confirming pregnancies in your herd. The test is based on highly accurate ELISA laboratory technology and measures the level of pregnancy-associated glycoproteins (PAGs) present in a milk sample. Results are reported as either Open, ReCheck-Inconclusive, or Pregnant.
Mastitis4 testing analyses your milk sample to identify the presence of the four major mastitis pathogens, commonly referred to as the contagious pathogens. These include: Staph. aureus, Strep. agalactiae, Mycoplasma bovis, and Prototheca. Cows that have been tested are listed with their test results. Test results are quantitative and positive results are indicated as: +, ++, or +++ for the corresponding pathogen that was detected.
The KetoLab Herd Report provides an overview of the ketosis status and risk within your herd. Since early lactation is the relevant period for ketosis, results are reported for 5-21 DIM, and 22-42 DIM. The percentage of cows positive for BHB (beta-hydroxybutyrate) is reported along with a herd trend of the last 10 DHI tests, with the most recent date on top.
The KetoLab Cow Report provides individual results of cows between 5-42 DIM. They are reported by positive or negative and are sorted by DIM, then by barn name or chain.
Leukosis, sometimes referred to as Enzootic Bovine Leukosis Virus or BLV, is available for testing through your regularly collected milk sample. Producers will receive both the Herd Summary and Cow Summary upon testing for Leukosis.
The Leukosis Herd Summary Report provides an overview of the results of the tested samples. Herd Summary includes three portions: Number of samples tested, number of positive samples, and % of Leukosis positive samples.
The Leukosis Cow Summary Report provides more detailed results for each cow tested. Tested cows are ranked in this report by their ELISA score. Animals with the highest scores are listed at the top, and low scores are listed at the bottom. Cows are also grouped by Positive, Suspect, and Negative results.
Producers will receive two reports each time animals from their herd are tested using with the milk ELISA test for Johne’s.
The Johne's Herd Screening Summary Report provides a summarization of the results of the tested samples. This report has three areas: herd summary, results interpretation, and Johne’s screening test results by age.
The Johne's Cow Screening Report provides detailed results for each cow tested. Tested cows are ranked on the report by their ELISA score. Animals with the highest scores are listed at the top while animals listed with the lowest are listed at the bottom. Animals are also grouped by their results which are High Positive, Positive, Suspect, and Negative.
For most herds, it is recommended to complete a group screening through PCR testing. Positive results at the herd level can then be followed up with individual ELISA cow testing.
The BVD Herd Summary Report shows your testing summary from the group screening. On this report, total number of cows tested and positive results will be shown. A brief results interpretation is also included.
The BVD Cow Summary Report provides a more detailed listing of each animal tested, their results, age, lactation, and reproduction status. Cows are also grouped according to results, which are Positive or Negative.
Certificate of Production & Cow Profile
Certificates of Production and Cow Profile may be issued whenever a cow’s record is completed, when the cow completes a 305 production, or not at all.
The Certificate of Production Report provides a summary of a cow’s completed lactations along with lifetime summary, pedigree and genetic information. This report has 3 main areas: Lactation Profile, Cow & Herd Details, and Lactation Summary.
The Cow Profile Report is on the back of the Certificate of Production. It provides a visual of the recently completed lactation as well as additional information about previous lactations.
Breed Management Report
The Breed Management Report is issued when a herd has more than one breed included in their milking herd. The report segments each breed and provides detailed lactation group information, production averages, and a test day summary.
Genetic Inventory Report
The Genetic Herd Inventory Report is usually issued once per year after the December round of genetic evaluations. This report provides a complete herd listing with detailed animals information including: animal registration #, sire, % inbred, LPI index, Pro$ index, and production information.
SAMPLE ANNUAL REPORTS
Annual Herd Management Factsheet
Annual Herd Management
Annual Production Summary Factsheet
Annual Production Summary
Health Herd Summary Factsheet
Health Herd Summary
Herd Management Score Factsheet (British Columbia)
Herd Management Score Factsheet (Prairies)
Herd Management Score Factsheet (Ontario)
Herd Management Score
Reproduction Herd Summary
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