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InTouch combines the latest in feed-management software, mixer wagon controller technology and skilled feeding specialists to work proactively with many types of farmers, ensuring the best in feeding accuracy and animal performance. Each day, InTouch manages the feeding of over 300,000 animals on 2,000 farms across the globe, representing one of the world’s largest feed efficiency databases.

As well as helping to support dairy and beef farmers in the overall management of their herd, InTouch can quickly measure and communicate a number of key performance indicators (KPI's). These include loading and mixing accuracy, feed efficiency, dry matter intakes, margin per cow, feed cost per litre and kilogram of daily live weight gain. If a KPI falls outside of set tolerances, InTouch will raise an alert for the farmer and feeding specialist so they can take quick corrective action. 


Spring/Summer 2020 top tips series

Our team of InTouch feeding specialists share their top tip of the week to help navigate through today’s set of challenges.

EPISODE 1, APRIL 17: Want to know how well your feed is performing? David Jones explains Ration Performance Monitoring.

EPISODE 2, APRIL 23: Loading accuracy costs nothing and can save hundreds of pounds every month. Denis Dreux explains.

EPISODE 3, May 7: Making a mix is like baking a cake! Tim Kneale explains.

EPISODE 4, June 5: Find out what milk urea levels can tell you about your diet. Stephen Ball explains.

Episode 5, June 11: Beth Gardner explains how to self-assess manure to spot the early signs of possible ration issues.                                                                                         

Episode 6, July 2: Heat stress can impact milk yields by as much as 10-25+ percent. Denis Dreux explains the management practices to help cows cope and remain productive.

 


What are the benefits of InTouch?

  • Access to a dedicated feeding specialist on-farm, as well as the InTouch support team at your local InTouch hub
  • A more proactive approach to decision making in all areas of your farm
  • Issues can be addressed, and necessary adjustments made, in real time
  • Easy tracking of feed ingredient costs and usage levels, with accurate feed inventory management
  • Delivery of a more consistent milk output, with proven improvements in yield, solids and overall herd health
  • An easy-to-use customer portal where you can view all your key farm information
  • The ability to benchmark your farm performance against other comparable farms in your region

 

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Chris Lord, InTouch UK Manager:

 

”InTouch takes the guesswork out of your feeding management – we utilise IOT connected devices, data analysis and skilled animal nutrition experts to manage your whole herd performance. Feeding a consistent diet is key to maximising production potential – we aim to eliminate the variance between the formulated ration and the one the animals are actually eating.  By measuring and monitoring key feeding and production parameters we are able to proactively help farmers manage their business and offer expert advice on diet formulation, feed budgeting and grassland management”.

 

 

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Paul Robinson, UK Dairy Farmer: 

 

"The InTouch system has definitely reduced purchased feed usage. We are no longer over feeding, and whilst we have seen a slight reduction in milk, the margin speaks for itself. InTouch is like 'SatNav' for Loader Tractor drivers and has improved consistency in feeding. Having used InTouch for a few months now, I’ve seen from the numbers that the system is paying for the finance on the new KEENAN. We’re milking 80 more cows than I’d planned when buying my straights and I was expecting to have to top up with additional loads; so far this has not been the case".

 


Getting InTouch

We have a range of different InTouch packages available to suit all types of farms.

Access: 

  • Use of InTouch controller
  • Cloud connectivity
  • Software access
  • InTouch Hardware & Support
  • Annual visit for ration performance monitor
  • Physical diet audit

Elite Beef:

  • Use of InTouch controller
  • Cloud connectivity
  • Software access
  • InTouch Hardware & Support
  • Two nutritional visits per year including two forage analysis
  • InTouch diet formulation & monitoring
  • Weekly accuracy report  

Synergy:

  • Use of InTouch controller
  • Cloud connectivity
  • Software access
  • InTouch Hardware & Support
  • Quarterly farm visits for ration performance monitoring, reports & physical diet audits
  • Cloud access and data alerts for third party consultant
  • Weekly accuracy report
  • Uniform Agri data link  

Progress:

  • Use of InTouch controller
  • Cloud connectivity
  • Software access
  • InTouch Hardware & Support
  • Six nutritional visits per year
  • InTouch remote diet formulation & monitoring
  • Weekly accuracy report
  • Uniform Agri data link

 

To find out more about InTouch and discover which is the right one for you, please email contactintouch@alltech.com or call 0800 587 3297.

 

 

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