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"Achieve maximum net return per acre utilizing the most cost effective resources."

The MFA PowerCalf program provides access to the latest technology along with products and services to increase profit for the cow/calf producer. Combining best management practices with detailed records, MFA staff can assist in digitizing, analyzing and benchmarking herd improvement for increased profit. PowerCalf helps producers measure and manage all aspects of their operation, from forage quality to herd genetics, health & nutrition protocols, and reproductive efficiency.

PowerCalf is a menu of products and services producers can choose from to fit their needs, it is not a specific set of requirements or protocols.

PowerCalf is also where the most current best management practices are outlined so that producers can choose the tools they need to deploy the practices they wish to use.

PowerCalf can help:

  • Utilize all applicable whole herd best management practices.
  • Capture data points necessary for measuring key production activities.
  • Digitize, standardize, and manage production data to facilitate decision making.
  • Determine and access the genetics most able to improve desired performance and quality.
  • Prepare your calf crop for marketing at the point of maximum return.
  • Maximize the efficiency, quality, and sustainability of your forage base.

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 "When my buyer says they are MFA Health Track cattle, I don't do anything to
them and I have never had a problem."

David Schneider, Heifer Development
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*** FEED DAIRY - Introductory Information

   MFA Dairy Feeds

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MFA offers a broad spectrum of dairy feeds to fit the many different feeding systems observed on the farm. This flexibility allows MFA to address the needs of all dairy producers. So, whether producers feed complete feed or grind-and-mix, feed through the parlor, use total mixed rations or a computer feeding system, MFA has a program to fit their needs.

We’re dedicated to performance and quality. We sell programs, not just feed, because we know producers constantly change feed and those who overlook their total feeding and management programs will achieve less than potential production. 

    Feeding Dairy Cattle

Current thinking among nutritionists is that “cows are better bred than fed.” One doesn’t have to look far to find a commercial herd using natural service outmilking a herd that has been bred AI for 20 years. This merely points out the fact that cows must be fed large quantities of high quality feedstuffs in the proper combinations to be able to express their genetic potential. While these observations sometimes lead to the erroneous conclusion that AI is not all that important, they do point out the importance of feeding and management

    MFA strongly recommends:

  1. DHIA testing to avoid the pitfalls of making management decisions based on tank averages.

  2. Artificial Insemination programs using high PTA $ sires and possibly a herd bull to clean up problem breeders.

  3. Routinely checking milking equipment for stray voltage, vacuum fluctuation and improper pulsation.

  4. Involve a veterinarian experienced in pregnancy testing and reproductive expertise in the herd health program.

  5. Forage testing at an accredited forage testing laboratories. Routine testing of the different forages fed and recommendations made by a: feed advisor, Area Sales Manager or nutritionist will save money, improve production and, above all, avoid disaster situations. 

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