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This part of the software is developed to give a good overview in the dry off treatments.
You find this part at: Management -> Health -> Treatments -> Dry off analysis -> Dry off treatments/milk production.
When you press on that button you get an overview like below.

dry off treatment

There is a possibility for different options. First you choose for: Treatments only. This farm has an easy setup for dry off treatments. It is dry off with antibiotics or dry off without antibiotics. That is why you see two bar charts.

There 4 colours shown in these bars:
White/Healthy: Cow has a low cell count in the last milk control before dry off and a low cell count in the first milk control after calving.
Green/Cured: Cow has high cell count in the last milk control before dry off and a low cell count in the first milk control after calving.
Purple/Chronical: Cow has a high cell count in the last milk control before dry off and a high cell count in the first milk control after calving.
Red/New: Cow has a low cell count in the last milk control before dry off and a high cell count in the first milk control after calving.

You can find the settings for a high cell count as follows:

settings

After that you will see the next screen (at point 3 you can set up what you consider a high cell count):

settings

The chart of dry off without antibiotics is white. This means that the farmer dryed off his cow with a low cellcount without antibiotics and that those animals after calving still have a low cell count.
Which information can we get out of the ‘’dry off with antibiotics’’ chart? The colours white and red actually may not appear in the chart: ‘’dry off with antibiotics’’. This because you normally don’t dry off cows with a low cell count with antibiotics. In this chart it should be only green and purple (preferably as much green as possible).
It is possible to see an analysis per different medicine as follows, for example when you use more than 1 medicine for drying off. In this case noroseal and orbeseal are used.

settings

We now can see the milktests of previous lactations in the UNIFORM App. In the next pictures we will show you how to check this in your app. We get started at an animal record.

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1. Click the tab figure
2. Select milk recording
3. The milk recording results of current lactation will be shown when you click on the minus
4. The milk recording of the 1st lactation will be shown as follows:

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Also the health and treatment record works likes this. We will show you in the pictures below:

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From UNIFORM version 5.3 and higher it is possible to set up a different dry off period for 1st lactation cows and cows who are in there 2nd lactation and above. You can do this as follows:
Enter your UNIFORM-Agri program and go to “Programm settings”, select “General settings”.

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The screen below will be shown. Click on the option “Cow Calender” and go to the tab “Dry off” as in the example in the image below.

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In the print screen you can see that in this case there is chosen to give the 1st lactation cows a standard dry off period of 49 days and that all other cows have a standard dry off period of 42 days.

Be aware when using these settings it also influences the following lists:

- The decrease before drying off (when you are using the in/decrease from feed settings)
- Dry off actionlist

In the UNIFORM App we have the possibility to see the herd summary. This will give you an overview of the different statuses on your farm.

To activate the herd summary, you need to go to the dashboard. In the dashboard you go to the ‘wheel’ (1). On the new screen you put a check mark behind ‘show herd summary’. With the check mark at the bottom of the screen you can save the settings. See here below with steps you need to take:

Herd Summary

In the latest 5.4 version we’ve got the new ‘Silo Indication’ for feed. When you have a link with a process computer and have ‘feed intake’ active you can get this new functionality in the program. To find it choose these options:

Silo indication

In 8.9 Silo Indication choose ‘edit’ and there is a new screen where you can add a Silo. The capacity: this is the total amount of feed the Silo can hold, the actual content is how much feed is still left (1) and the minimum content (2) is the minimum level for this concentrate. For example:

Silo indication

So you can always see this silo indicator picture (on the right side) you can set it to appear on your dashboard! How?
Go to the settings icon of the KPI’s on your dashboard and tick the checkbox of the silo indication and click on OK! Now you can see the Silo(s), this will now give you an indication of the stock level of your concentrate(s).