When it comes to preconditioning programs, there is no equal to MFA’s Health Track.
After 20-plus years and more than 800,000 cattle tagged, Health Track’s experience and reputation are second to none. Others may try to imitate Health Track’s success, but they always fall short.
Data makes the difference. Health Track uses both RFID tags and panel tags. No other preconditioning program makes this a requirement. Why? They simply don’t offer the data that Health Track does. We keep a digital database on every calf that has ever worn a Health Track tag. That information includes the program-required data points as well as details about feeding, weaning, calving and proof of all of the processing products and practices carried out by our producers.
Health Track producers also have the option to upload the key value data into BlockTrust, a blockchain solution that can share data up and down the supply chain ONLY for calves that are EID tagged. We have already had close to 2,000 carcass data matches as a result.
MFA also provides a show list of Health Track cattle for sale that includes headcounts, weight ranges and number of days weaned. This information is becoming more and more important to feeder buyers. Many are looking for at least 60 days weaned, and some believe that 75 days is a better number. Either way, we communicate that information on the show list.
What’s more, MFA personnel are involved with every Health Track application—a level of oversight that’s impossible for any preconditioning program. Buyers respect the integrity of MFA, and they trust the performance of Health Track calves.
Discover for yourself how much your calves—and your bottom line—can benefit from enrolling in Health Track. If you need any help or have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Mike John, director of Health Track Operations, or Ben McMullin, PowerCalf specialist.
Read an MFA Health Track related story in the April Issue of Today's Farmer magazine CLICK HERE.
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