Overview

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Grassroots Herd Check is a tool developed by XLVets to enable vets to make better use of farm milk recording data. Farmers can spend large sums of money on milk recording, but only get a tiny fraction of the benefit from this huge wealth of information. The biggest obstacle to making better use of milk recording information is time. Neither herdsmen nor their vets have time to plough through these results in detail. This led to the development of Grassroots Herd Check where the software does the work.

Grassroots Herd Check allows busy farmers, vets and their advisors to save time by rapidly compiling the most relevant data and presenting it in an easy to read format, which highlights both current herd performance and trends over time. Once users are registered on the Grassroots Herd Check website, we automatically check for new milk recording data and update the site every day, so that the latest recording results are always available for analysis. There is no need to spend time downloading data from the milk recording company’s website or transferring data from third party websites. An additional benefit of Grassroots Herd Check is that our service is not limited to any single milk recording company and is fully compatible with all the different milk recording organisations.

Stock_photos_013_1.jpgOnce logged in, report generation takes a matter of seconds and all reports are offered for download as a Microsoft Excel file. This allows vets and advisors to individually brand their reports and to add or delete to the reports as they see fit. Bespoke advice can be added with minimal effort or IT know how. If you’re able to use the internet and Microsoft Excel, you will be able to generate customised reports for your farmers.