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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
Feedyard - Tribune, KS

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Intensive Soil Sampling and Manure Management

With Intensive Soil Sampling, you will receive a Precision Advantage
binder with the following: 

  1. The client and farm locator with aerial photos of your farm and the
    surrounding area lists field names and acres. These photos and the
    outline of the farm provide a fail-safe method of identifying and
    locating your operation for purposes of delivery, input application,
    communication to value-added processors, landlords, etc.
  2. Intensive soil sampling locations with identification numbers on
    each field are used to identify where and how many samples were
    pulled on your field. Our intensive soil sampling program is based on
    2.5 acres. Unlike grid testing, we find the best representative area 
    within the 2.5 acres to pull our sample. All samples are sent to
    Midwest Labs and are tested for OM, CEC, pH, P, P2, K, S, and Zn.
  3. Nutrient inventory surfaces are created from soil sample locations
    using the Kriging Interpolation method. Each map vividly shows the
    variability and availability of each nutrient. Each book comes with
    nutrient-specific legends for easy interpretation. Legends are as
    follows: from red (deficient) to green (optimum) to blue (high/excessive)
    colors. Soil test data are classed and interpreted consistently for every
    field and according to Missouri’s agronomic standards.
  4. Soil type maps are included with crop specific NRCS yield goals* for 
    each soil type in the county. “VERIS", compaction, or other soil
    physical measurements may be included. (*Ask your Precision
    Representative about what’s available.)
  5. A complete cropping nutrient management plan is created for your
    specific field based on your soil test levels, soil type and productivity,
    and cropping practice. Plant food recommendations are given either
    for variable rate application or a more finely tuned whole field for easy
    application.
  6. Best Management Practices (BMP) was developed to give you an
    idea of different management practices that work well on your soil types
    with your specific cropping system.