String Summaries


Permanent String Summary

The Permanent String Summary uses the same design format as the Herd Summary. AgSource members enrolled on the Permanent String Summary Option receive a Summary for each of their Permanent Strings and an overall Herd Summary that includes all of their Permanent Strings. Offspring of cows in Permanent Strings continue in the same strings, as well. Permanent String Summaries are useful for herds having more than one owner, herds with multiple breeds and for 4-H and FFA project animals/herds.

For more detailed explanations of the Permanent String Summary, visit the Herd Summary in the Learning Center by clicking here.


Temporary String Summary

Temporary Strings are a great tool for larger herds having groups of milking cows in different pens based on age, pregnancy status, production or stage of lactation. Managers can easily compare each group to other strings in the herd. Temporary Strings are best suited where cows may be moved from one group to another during their lactation. Permanent Strings are more appropriate where cows are rarely or never moved during their lifetimes. The Temporary String Summary is an optional report. For enlarged image click here.