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Ontrak has a network of consultants that presently cover the UK, Ireland and Europe. We have a vast array of knowledge and expertise from the ground up. All our onsite advisors have come from an agricultural background and each have at least 25 years experience of handling stock in both beef and milking cow units.

We NEVER say NO, our ruminant expertise even goes as far as goats, sheep and deer. Over a 25 year period the Ontrak team have developed strong working relationships with academics, veterinary surgeons, mineral, soil and water analysts. No step too far, No challenge too great, we WILL always find a solution.

Every aspect of nutrition is covered; even seed mixtures are one of the key parts considered in order to maximise each clients production system. Our depth of knowledge and experience of milk and beef production systems delivers a complete package.

Technology allows us to monitor your herd in a number of ways. Walking the herd is a common approach, but that is only part of the jigsaw, looking at respiration rates, dung consistency, rumen fill, cud rates and other behavioural patterns are a further guide but these indications can also be quite misleading, as individuals in a group may be showing signs of sub-clinical acidosis whilst others may also be suffering from ketosis. The software we use will clearly show what is happening in the rumen for those cows at different stages of lactation and for those cows that are fed differing amounts of parlour feed.

The health of the rumen and its requirement for a consistent, well balanced input of nutrients in a well-managed, comfortable environment requires a subtle approach. Our clients are “educated” in their role to provide the animal with the ideal scenario in order to maximise the units potential whilst we ensure the ration fed is perfectly balanced to allow economic milk and beef production.

 

Optimum Package Read More

24/7 Telephone Support, Regular on site visits, Visual inspection and assessment of stock, Forage Management, Grassland Management, Business Management, Diet Management, Forage Analysis, Blood Analysis, Mineral Analysis, Full Interherd Analysis, Costings, Production Profiling

The Optimum Package provides our clients with a 24/7 service. Clients will be visited as and when required in order to guide, plan and discuss the nutrition of the herd. We share our ever-increasing knowledge, in a no-nonsense farmer-to-farmer approach.

The depth of this knowledge allows us to fully explain the situation that new clients may have encountered or be encountering on their own unit. If circumstances have left you with low milk yields, low growth rates, poor fertility, poor milk quality or particularly high milk quality, then let us explain, demonstrate the reason and provide a solution.

We will show you what perhaps the wider industry has failed to explain or understand. We do not have excuses, but solutions that will provide results and quickly.

We monitor, analyse, formulate and advise on all aspects of your business. Our team has access to the very latest software in order to cover every aspect of nutrition. No other company has the resources to demonstrate and explain to clients what is, or has happened on their farm.


The Troubleshooter Read More

Visual inspection and assessment of stock, Forage Inspection, Business Overview, Diet Assessment, Forage Analysis, Interherd Analysis

Offering an intense visit where the above are covered in a single session. The stock and feeding system will be assessed and discussed. Forages will be taken for analysis. A full written report will be provided to highlight the problematic areas identified during the visit. A solution will be offered along with advice and guidance to enable the producer to move forward with his business in the most effective and positive manner.

Ontrak welcome the opportunity to work alongside current advisors to the dairy unit, which may include vets, feed suppliers and other long term consultants with the aim being to advance the knowledge of the current on farm team in order to benefit the overall efficiency of the business.


Remote Control Read More

Forage Analysis
Diet Assessment
Interherd Analysis

The Remote Control Service is offered to any producer that wishes to take advantage of Ontrak’s knowledge and expertise without the need for an on-farm visit.

The knowledge Ontrak has gained over the past 25 years combined with the latest software has given the team the ability to accurately predict the limitations of the current ration on any unit.

The producer will be sent a forage sampling pack. On receipt of the results one of our team of specialists will run the analysis through various data models. The producer will be provided with a full report offering advice and guidance specifically written for the unit involved. The report will include a summary of the existing diet and its limitations as well as recommendations to aid the producer to move forward in a positive and effective manner, with the emphasis on cow health, feed efficiency and reproduction.

The Ontrak system successfully achieves rumen synchrony between carbohydrates and proteins whilst simultaneously demonstrating what affect the diet and the feeding system will have on the rumen.

This enables our clients to maximise cow health, fertility and longevity whilst also utilising the full potential of home grown forage, feed and mineral in-puts.

This firm base allows the milk producer to accurately budget and predict what the business is capable of achieving - any expansion plan developed from this solid foundation is set to succeed.

I have found Ontrak to have a scientific and cow friendly approach to feeding, with rations focused on getting the best out of the cows for production but not compromising on health.

S Mitchell

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