Brantford, ON, Guelph, ON, and Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC – Holstein Canada and Lactanet are excited to announce the launch of Compass, a free online software that helps Canadian producers make profitable decisions in an industry constantly in flux. Developed in collaboration with Zoetis, Compass is an advancement in herd management, with current and projected genetic information freely available to all Canadian dairy farmers.
Compass is a unique, unbiased strategy tool that uses individual herd information to apply specific breeding strategies and goals to a herd. Producers can make the best on-farm breeding choices with the most up-to-date genetic information, customize and apply criteria specific to their herd, and make plans with their herd’s expected growth in mind. This helps them achieve an optimal return on their genetic investment and make their operations more profitable.
Compass offers a clear window into a herd’s past, present, and future. Once created, a personalized Compass account will highlight specific elements that are relevant to daily or weekly decision-making. The software will also provide the most accurate genetic evaluations for all females in the herd as new performance data is accumulated via milk recording and type classification. Producers can have a comprehensive view of all of their data through the five different modules of Compass:
1. Past Breeding Success
Information on how to use the software is available in the Help section of Compass. Personnel from both organizations will provide customer service and support for producers using the software. To start navigating your own herd’s genetics, please visit www.compasscan.ca.
Manager, Classification Services
(519) 756-8300 ext. 265
20 Corporate Place, Brantford, Ontario N3T 5R4
Brian Van Doormaal
Chief Services Officer (bilingual), Lactanet Canada
(519) 767-9660 ext. 101
660 Speedvale Avenue West, Suite 101, Guelph, Ontario, Canada N1K 1E5