The Herd Summary is used to manage the entire herd and is AgSource's base management report. All AgSource members enrolled on DHI or DHIR and receiving paper reports receive the Herd Summary
The Permanent String Option is designed for a herd made up of different breeds or having more than one owner. Using this option, a manager will get a separate Herd Summary and Production Report for each Permanent String. In addition, an overall Herd Summary is provided that combines the Permanent Strings into one herd. Animals can be transferred from one Permanent String to another, however this option is designed for dairies where this is minimized.
String Summaries (also called Temporary String Reports) are another optional report. If you have a large herd divided into different groups with cows moving from one group to another during their lactation, Temporary String Reports are an easy-to-use tool for monitoring each group.
HMO reports are optional reports provided by AgSource to help members manage different groups of animals like cows to breed or cows to dry. The reports are provided on regular sized pages or as "Pocket Reports" that can be carried with you in a shirt pocket.
For more information regarding DHI Reports, talk to your DHI Field Technician or AgSource Representative or call (800) 236-4995