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    AMES, IOWA - June 26, 2017 - Midcon Feeders, LLC  signs with Performance Livestock Analytics Inc. to deploy Performance BeefTM software across all Midcon customer feedlots to help producers and nutritionists introduce time and cost savings by automating the capture of feed data.  PLA’s Performance Beef leverages real-time feed ration information to help Feedlot Operators and Producers manage all financial, operational, and performance data about their cattle operations.“Mid [...]

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    Ames, Iowa--Performance Livestock Analytics (PLA), the leader in livestock analytics, today announced the appointment of Chad Weigel as General Manager to run its sales organization.“Our Performance Beef™ and Cattle Krush™ product lines have been exceeding expectations and we are excited to have Chad join us to help manage the rapid growth,” said Dane Kuper, CEO of PLA. “With the agriculture analytics experience Chad brings to the table, we look forward to [...]

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    No matter the size of your operation, the best feeling is a feeling of total control. Are you ready to empower your entire operation, and make big data a small problem? Know how you can improve productivity, tracking every pound of feed and every dollar. We will walk you through several simple steps to revolutionize your operation.Getting More InformationOur support team is here to get you started. If you haven’t worked with a Performance Beef specialist yet, nows the time. We will [...]

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    If you are ready to get started with the Performance Beef software, you can go online to performancebeef.com to get your account registered. Select New User and follow the prompts to enter information in each corresponding line.  in To ensure a timely and thorough set up, it’s important to have the following information ready for your setup/training consultation.  We’ve provided step by step instructions to enter your information.Step One: Adding Feed Ingredi [...]

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    Knowing where your cattle are and have been is critical on a feedlot operation. Tracking inventory, and detailed overview pages, allow you to see when and what pens your cattle have been. Below we’ve laid out step by step instructions for moving cattle in Performance Beef.Step One: Select the "Overview" page Then click "+/- Head" in the upper right-hand corner. Then Select “Moved” Step 2:Enter the date cattle moved, and what group they are from. [...]

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    If you mix feed to feed to cattle, Performance Beef will make your operation better, if you have employees that feed for you some, or all, of the time Performance Beef is essential.  Performance Beef is an irreplaceable component of our operation.Recently, my wife took over management of a feedlot that was failing, cattle health was low, gains were down, and more importantly, profits were down.  Upon taking over Fox Creek Feedyard, there were no employees remaining on who were f [...]

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  • 11/01/17--13:29: How To: Add and Edit Loads
  • One of Performance Beef’s largest benefits is the ability track feed accurately. A scale head with our bluetooth, hooks up with the Performance Beef Scale app and tracks exactly how much of each feed you are adding when loading your feed wagon. This is displayed with the scale app, once the program is up and running for your operation.After all your cattle are set up into their pens, you need to assign each pen a ration. If your operation is set up in the system this should be done [...]

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    The Performance Beef System tracks all your information behind the scenes while you are at work on your farm. There are manual changes you have to make however like; adding and deleting feeds, keeping your feed prices and percent dry matter. These are east but important factors to maintain in the Performance Beef System.Step One:To view your feed prices and dry matter for all your feeds, login to your Performance Beef account. Select the “Feed” tab in the grey sidebar on [...]

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    Once you have your operation set up with your, feeds, rations and loads entered into Performance Beef, and have your scale set-up. You are ready to begin feeding with The performance Beef Scale App.​Scale App OverviewUsing your Cellular iPad, Open the Scale App. While you get the app opened, make sure your scale head is on and ready to go.Once you are logged in, you will view the scale apps overview page. Once the app is open, you will have an overview of all of your loads [...]

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    (MINNEAPOLIS) November 8, 2017 - Cargill and Performance Livestock Analytics, Inc. (PLA) are partnering to bring new data analytics to cattle production. PLA’s Performance Beef™  is now enhanced with the Cargill MAX® system for beef, creating an advanced and more robust feedlot system, Performance Beef™ MAX®. This new version is exclusive to Cargill and its customers. Performance Beef™  MAX® leverages real-time feed ration information, ba [...]

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  • 11/15/17--14:25: How To: Added Costs
  • Tracking your costs is critical for having accurate closeouts for any feedlot operation. Performance Beef tracks all that data for you, and produces real-time closeout reports. Below are step by step instructions for entering any added costs to a group, or pens of cattle in the Performance Beef system.Step 1: "Add Cost"​From the overview page, select “Add Cost” in the upper right-hand corner of the page.  Step 2: Enter DataHere you will enter the information [...]

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  • 11/20/17--12:41: How To: Generate Reports
  • One great feature of the Performance Beef system is the ability to generate accurate invoices and closeout reports. You can run invoices per owner if you're a custom feeder, per group, and run a whole farm invoice to see your total feed costs, yardage, added costs, total farm costs and more.You can also set up to receive daily reports, for your feed inventory and delivery reports. Below are step by step instructions for generating these reports, printing them off,  and [...]

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    Performance Beef allows you to keep track of every pound of feed and every dollar. Ensuring you have an easy and organized system to work with is important to us. A couple weeks ago we released an update to the program allowing you to reorder your pens, rations and feed ingredients.For example, your overview page may be defaulted to how you entered information into the program, but not in the ideal order for your operation. The changes you make to the order will be are reflected throughou [...]

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  • 12/04/17--11:47: How To: Share Your Account
  • Connecting with your trusted advisors is critical when running a feedlot operation. Performance Beef enables you to keep in closer contact with those advisors, like your nutritionist. If you choose to share your account with a nutritionist, for example, they can go in and make updates to your rations, feed ingredients, and how much you are feeding. Eliminating batch sheets, trips to your farm and a delay. Performance Beef is a cloud-based system meaning as soon as a change is made it&rsqu [...]

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    Keeping track of exactly how much feed you are feeding, how much shrink you have is what Performance Beef excels at helping their producers.A feed inventory alert sends you an email notification at a designated amount of your feed, letting you know you need to order more feed.Step 1:Go to the “Feed” tab on the left-hand side of the screen and select the feed ingredient you want to set an alert for. [...]

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  • 12/19/17--14:37: How To: Run Detailed Reports
  • Keeping your billing accurate and up to date on any feedlot operation is critical. Performance beef will generate invoices and closeout reports for you with just a couple clicks. We recently updated the system so you could have more detailed reports.  ​Step One:You make the change to get your system to run both reports. You will log into your account and go to your settings page by selecting the three horizontal bars in the upper right-hand corner. Step Two:​Then [...]

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    AMES, IOWA – January 19, 2018 – Performance Livestock Analytics, Inc. (PLA) and Masterfeeds, an Alltech company, a leader in the Canadian animal nutrition industry, today announced a partnership to expand distribution of PLA’s fast-growing Performance Beef TM system in Canada. Canadian cattle feeders will now be able to benefit from having a real-time pulse on the data and financial risk of their cattle feedlot operations. Masterfeeds will provide access to Performance B [...]

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  • 01/22/18--14:07: January 22nd, 2018
  • Performance Livestock Analytics is excited to host the first Performance Beef Winter Conference. This conference will discuss a market outlook and how to use data to make better decisions to increase your bottom line.We are welcoming all producers and nutritionists to join us on February 22, 2018, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. We have invited two industry specialists to speak, Glynn Tonsor and Alfredo DiCostanzo, providing deeper insight into the dat [...]

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    Performance Beef has released a new update to the Scale App that now includes a "Distribute" button for adjusting the feed totals. If you select “Distribute” it will take the weight in the wagon, and assume a perfect ration for the ration  currently selected, and distribute it among all the feed ingredients.  This update is a solution for any errors made while loading, or any feed left in the wagon. This is also a great way to eliminate any hand calculations fo [...]

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    Thank you to all who were able to make it out to the 2018 Performance Beef Winter Conference. The Performance Beef team appreciates the constant support and hope that everyone found the conference to be beneficial. Following a great presentation by Glynn Tonsor, COO and Co-Founder, Dustin Balsley, gave a detailed review of the settings page and how they can alter the view of the system.  To get to your account settings select the three horizontal bars in the upper r [...]

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