Breedcow and Dynama software video launched by DAF to help reach more users

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A video has just been launched to promote better understanding about Breedcow and Dynama herd budgeting software

The Breedcow and Dynama computer programs can be used to manage beef cattle herds run under extensive conditions

Breedcow and Dynama are two computer programs that has been in development since 1988 with the aim to help graziers get cost information about their herd.

A lot of the data can be collected by producers while the cattle are in a stock yard.

You feed the information into the program and get back in return the various costs associated with the different ways you can manage your animals.

The program has been devised to help you understand the costs and benefits associated with things such as trading cattle, costing supplementary or production feeding, and even investing in infrastructure.

Breedcow and Dynama can be used for four key herd budgeting processes:

  1. Comparing the likely profitability of the herd under different management or turnoff systems – this function is titled Breedcowplus
  2. Making forward projections of stock numbers, sales, cash flow, net profit, debt and net worth – titled Dynamaplus
  3. Deciding what to sell when the plan goes sour or what to buy when there is an opportunity – titled Bullocks and Cowtrade
  4. Evaluating investments in herd or property improvement to determine the rate of return on extra capital, the number of years to break-even and the peak debt – this function is titled Investan.

To understand how Breedcow and Dynama can work for you, a new video is available on the Queensland Agriculture YouTube channel, the video highlights the main features of the program.

The software is free to use and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) is offering free Breedcow and Dynama training workshops over the next few months.

For more information, email breedcow@daf.qld.gov.au or phone 13 25 23.