The Penn State Extension Dairy Team’s mobile app, DairyCents, is now available for download on Android devices. DairyCents has been available since August on iTunes and has over 600 registered users to date.
Users from 44 states have been using the app and downloading feed prices for over 40 of the 90 feeds available in the database.
The first feature of the DairyCents app is a standardized Income Over Feed Cost (IOFC) calculation using the user’s state-specific milk and alfalfa prices and corn and soybean meal prices from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The second feature of DairyCents allows the user to compare their purchased feed price to the Penn State Feed Price List and to other users in the database who have purchased the same feed.