DairyCents App Now in Enhanced iPad Version

12/22/2012 7:00 AM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Extension Dairy Team has released an enhanced iPad version of the mobile app DairyCents. It has the same features of the original DairyCents app but uses the larger screen to provide more details.

An advantage of the new iPad version is the menu bar stays on the screen to allow quick adjustments to the calculations or graphing options.

Registered users of the iPhone or Android versions do not need to re-register for the iPad version of DairyCents. By logging in with the same user ID, they will be able to access saved data previously entered from another device.

This new iPad version is free as are the iPhone and Android versions. It can be downloaded at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dairycents-for-ipad-track/id583643260?ls=1&mt=8.

DairyCents can be downloaded for Android devices at: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ahg.dairycents and for iPhones at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dairycents-track-income-over/id549872815?mt=8.

The first feature of the DairyCents App is a standardized Income Over Feed Cost calculation using state-specific milk and alfalfa prices, and corn and soybean meal prices from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The standardized IOFC can be calculated for either 65, 75, or 85 pounds of milk production per cow per day, and the results are given on both a per hundredweight and per cow basis. DairyCents will also graph IOFC, feed cost, and milk price starting from January 2012.

The second feature of the app allows users to compare their purchased feed price with the Penn State Feed Price List and other users in the database who have purchased the same feed. This section of the app allows the user to track over time how prices of select ingredients are trending.

For more information or questions, contact the Penn State Extension Dairy Team at 888-373-7232 or extension.psu.edu/dairy. Additional information also can be found at extension.psu.edu/dairycents or a YouTube video at http://youtu.be/KCSlXMzs5ZI.

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