As a Cow Sense Version 4 user you can now subscribe to a new service feature, Cow Sense Benchmark Wizard. With the Benchmark Wizard, broader application can be made from the in-herd analysis available in Cow Sense. Upon joining the Benchmark Wizard service, a member's herd data is merged and displayed as aggregate information with all other Benchmark Wizard members. You are then able to run comparative analysis and benchmarking for your herd versus all other members collectively. This is a powerful enhancement, raising your analytic abilities to a global level.
With a few simple clicks of your mouse you will transfer your herd production and treatment information from Cow Sense to an Internet database accessible through your Web browser. Your data is secure and your identity is anonymous! Reporting from the Benchmark Wizard database is easily accessible to you through your Web browser. Your herd reproductive and production performance indicators are summarized and you can compare them to the entire population of Cow Sense herds in the database. The purpose of Benchmark Wizard is to provide you additional tools to capitalize on information management at the individual animal level, and in so doing improve productivity, quality and profitability. Please see Cow Sense Benchmark Wizard Terms of Service for further details.
It's easy to get started with Benchmark Wizard. In Cow Sense, open the herd file you want to use with the Wizard. Then simply go to Utilities > Transfer Data > Cow Sense Online >Subscribe. Enter your name, address, and email information and submit the form using MicroFTP. In one business day we will return to you a registration file for your herd. After running the registration on your herd, the 'Subscribe' menu command will change to 'Upload'. Export and transfer your data using this menu command. In one business day your data will be accessible. Simply log into Cow Sense Corral to launch the Benchmark Wizard! Update your data periodically to remain current.