Amelicor (DHI Provo based out of Provo, Utah) introduces new software designed from the bottom up to work on a new tablet computer. This tablet, called the Mesa2 and designed by Juniper Systems in Logan, Utah, was created to be rugged, capable of withstanding wet and snowy conditions, and can even register a gloved finger.
Amelicor Executive Manager Steven Smith says they wanted to create a whole new experience for dairy herdsmen to track everything needed to feed cows in an easy-to-use and reliable device. They needed a system that could run fast, operate in a user-friendly environment, such as Windows 10 and withstand the elements involved in running a dairy. The new tablet has been very popular with their test dairies.
“Delivering the right amount of feed to thousands of cows multiple times a day is really an art and science. This tablet is really a melding of art and science. EZfeed helps take the guesswork out of feeding dairy cows,” he said.
Amelicor revealed their software, along with the tablet, in October last year at their Herd & Feed Management Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. Smith says the tablet is being released this month to customers.
“The new tablet allows EZfeed to run faster and allows feeders to see more information on the display, so they can be more efficient in their daily tasks. One great improvement that test farms have been excited about is the task performance feedback that is given to the feeder after each load,” Smith said.
“It’s estimated that 50-60% of all expenses on a dairy farm go to feeding cows. Some of our large dairy farm clients spend over $2,000,000 every month feeding their cows,” Smith said.
To promote the new product, Amelicor is giving away a free tablet to a lucky contest winner over the course of February and March, the winter trade show season.
To view a video about the new EZfeed software and tablet, see Amelicor’s contest website.