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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.

Call toll free 1-888-514-2333 for more information.
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Long-term Crop Removal

“Variable rate your fertilizer based on 2 variables: Soil Test Results and Multiple
Years of Yield.”

The Long-term Crop Removal Program has been created for producers that will farm
the land for four years or more. These producers will need established management
zones based on yield variability from four years of yield or EC data. After the first four
years, the fields will be retested using the management zones and past fertility layers
to determine a more accurate soil-sampling scheme. The results that come back from
the lab will be joined with the management zone yield goals to provide the soundest
agronomic plant food recommendation possible… Variable rate fertilizer based on two
variables: Soil Test Results and Multiple Years of varying yield goals.

1. Establish management zones with productivity levels for variable rate seeding, and
    nitrogen applications.
2. Setup a new soil sampling scheme based on past fertility zones and yield data.
3. Accurate yield and moisture maps of your field with min., max, and average yield.
4. Soil Type maps and their productivity based on the NRCS yield goals.

Crop Removal recommendations based on one or two years of yield data for P, K, S,
& Zn in one variable rate application.