Spartan Dairy

Spartan Dairy 3.0

Manages and monitors dairy cattle feeding
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Collect and update information on the diet and condition of herds of dairy cattle in the dedicated program featuring modules for storing and modifying information regarding products, the number of animals and the time period statistics. The application uses a spreadsheet interface.

Spartan Dairy 3 is a Windows-based, stand-alone computer program for use in evaluating and formulating diets for dairy cattle. It was designed to formulate reasonable diets in a relatively short period of time using the latest science.
Main features:
- A stand-alone program that runs on Windows 7 (64-bit), Vista, or XP
- Spreadsheet interface
- User-friendly: it retains features that made Spartan 2 popular
- Solid science: uses NRC 2001 and improvements developed at MSU
- Lots of information: 120 feed characteristics to help with troubleshooting
- Adaptable: balance a diet with just the “Home” tab or with all 120 columns
- Tested: used in teaching at MSU for 3 years and on test farms for 2 years
- Nutrient management information
- Several rations and feed libraries can be open at one time
- Feeds can be copied and pasted from one file to another and to and from MS Excel to facilitate updating feed analyses
- Reports can be previewed before printing
- Columns are movable
- Nutritional adequacy can be viewed in graphical form
- Works in pounds or metric

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