ReQuest's Mating Program is a powerful tool on the farm and in the office. Using current genetic data and
algorithms, herds of all sizes can be accurately mated for optimal results.
As a producer, you will realize increased production; as an AI representative, you will aid your clients in
selecting the best genetic material for their needs.
These programs are developed in a manner that allows for great flexibility with features and
functionality giving clients many options to select from when building a customized solution.
The mating algorithm is built using ReQuest's vast industry knowledge, experience, and data sources.
This ensures that the algorithm is technically sound resulting in accurate and beneficial
mating solutions. The program can be run on a mainframe or laptop environment.
We at ReQuest are of the opinion that mating programs needs serve 2 purposes:
The latest mating program ReQuest developed is a laptop application, using
PalmOS handheld for data collection and leaving the mating recommendations on the
farm. This mating program is at this point the most advanced and technically
correct program available in the global dairy cattle breeding industry.
- Be genetically correct thus breeding towards
uniformity and consistency. Therefore a program like this can be used for
dairy farming practices, but also is usable for the beef, pork and various
other industries. In the beef industry a mating program can mate towards
a certain quality of beef and type of animal. In both instances there is
a financial advantage in using this application.
- Function as a sales enhancement tool in order
to be a viable investment. Providing an extra service to existing and
potential clients has its value and needs to be positioned as such.
Furthermore investments in applications like this can only take place
if they generate new sales or improve customer loyalty. ReQuest has
knowledge and experience on how to keep track of this kind of information
and how to position an application for it to realize its goal.
Avoidance for inbreeding and genetic defects, calculating genetic Standard
Deviations and optimizing bull allocation on a laptop application, with leave-behind
breeding recommendations and management reports on farm makes this program unique and powerful.
Looking at the functionality it is a mainframe application, running
successfully on a laptop environment.
The program comprises various modules that can be used in a mating program,
whether that is PC or mainframe based. The modules ReQuest offers
stand-alone or bundled for customization:
- Sire Selection
- Handheld data collection
- Mating Algorithm
- Genetic Defects