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AgSource is the largest full service DHI provider in the United States offering on-farm milk recording and sampling services, laboratory analysis, data processing and creation of management information. AgSource's DHI Division  
jandrin.jpgequips dairy producers with information for effective herd management. AgSource's DHI reports include herd and individual cow performance measures that aid in managing milk production, fresh cows, reproduction, replacement animals, genetics and milk quality.

DHI records measure a variety of performance factors - from milk production to SCC to dry period length to herd turnover to heifer reproduction - that allow dairy producers to effectively manage their businesses. DHI records remain the rock-solid pillar in dairy financial analysis and planning.

Cows on AgSource's DHI testing programs come in all herd sizes. By offering flexible, innovative programs, all types and sizes of dairies can effectively use DHI records to better manage their dairy businesses.

A staff of Field Technicians work on member farms daily. Field staff utilize FTech, a module of DairyCOMP305, the most widely used herd management software for on
farm data collection. AgSource also offers members multiple options for electronic data access and support for on-farm herd management systems.

The investment in DHI programs far outweighs the expense. A 2006 dairy business analysis found the average cost for DHI records is less than 0.5% of all expenses on the typical dairy farm. Yet, DHI records are instrumental in making business decisions that affect 42% of the total dairy expenses and 84% of the average dairy farm's income. Just comparing average non-DHI production to the average
AgSource member's production shows AgSource members gross over $1,000 per cow more annually than non-DHI producers through higher levels of productivity and
superior milk quality.

No other record keeping entity has the positive impact for growth on the dairy as DHI records. AgSource's accurate, detailed, concise and relevant information takes DHI to the next level in managing dairies.

For more information regarding AgSource services, talk to your DHI Field Technician, AgSource Representative or call(800) 236-4995.