Protrack help

Need some help with Protrack? We have created a series of video guides to help you get the best out of your Protack farm automation system.

View all Protrack Animal help videos on YouTube or see below.

Animal info screens

Animal info screens

This help video gives an over view of the Protrack Animal information screen. This is where you’ll find de tails such as animal traits (LW, BW, PW), group membership, health production and reproduction (Protrack Animal module required).

Treatment screen

Protrack treatment screen

The Treatment screen is available with the Protrack Animal Module. This help video gives an overview of the Treatment screen which has details about animals that have current health plans. It shows you how to record giving a dose and also how to record the completion of health plans. 

Adding an extra dose

Add an extra dose

Have you needed to add an extra dose to an animal’s treatment and found that recording that action is hard?

The Treatment screen is available with the Protrack Animal Module. This help video shows you how to add an extra dose to a current health plan for an animal.

Setting up quick events in MINDA LIVE

Setting up quick events in MINDA LIVE

Quick events are a powerful way to record animal events from Protrack in the shed. Use quick events to record events like calvings, treatments, matings and dry off or perform actions such as adding an animal to a group or scheduling a draft. 

This video shows you how to setup your quick events in MINDA LIVE to use in the shed.

Stacking quick events

Stacking quick events

Do you find yourself repeating the same actions for your animals in Protrack? Always draft the animal you just recorded as lame and then add her to your Lame Cows group?

By adding multiple events to a single quick event you can do all that with one button press in the shed with Protrack. 

Change the order of quick events

Change the order of quick events

Do you need to change your most frequent quick events often? Get the most important events where you need them, on the Action screen. This video shows you how to arrange your quick events.

Managing PYO groups

Managing PYO groups

Do you find yourself needing to adjust an animal’s Pick Your Own (PYO) groups? Here is how to do this in just a few easy steps using Protrack.

Pregnancy diagnosis in weeks or days

Pregnancy diagnosis in weeks or days

Do you prefer to record Pregnancy Diagnoses in days or weeks? This video shows you how to change between days and weeks.

Import groups from MINDApro

Import groups from MINDApro

Were you on MINDApro? Do you need to move you groups into MINDA LIVE? Here how you can easily export groups from MINDApro and import them into MINDA LIVE.

MINDApro unsent events

MINDApro unsent events

Are there events in MINDApro that have not been sent to MINDA LIVE? Here is how you can move events from MINDApro to MINDA LIVE.

View all Protrack Draft help videos on YouTube or see below.

Creating a draft

Create a draft

Do you want to draft an animal on its next appearance at the draft gate as a one off? Would you prefer to schedule drafts on the day when they are required or do you need to schedule drafts for an animal into the future? This video shows you how to draft an animal at next appearance, on a scheduled date and repeating drafts.

How to create a quick draft

How to create a quick draft

How do you draft an animal when you are not on the draft screen? This video can show you how to do this in a few easy steps. 

Draft a group from MINDA LIVE

Draft a group from MINDA LIVE

Do you want to draft from MINDA LIVE? You need Protrack Animal and Protrack Draft, and then you can. This video shows you how to draft a group from MINDA LIVE.

Animals drafted

Animals drafted

Do you need to see a list of animals you have drafted in a current or previous milking session? Watch this video to see how you can do this.

Animals to be drafted

Animals to be drafted

Are you wondering which animals are scheduled to be drafted in the upcoming or current milking session? Watch this video to see how to view this list.

View all Protrack SCC & Milk help videos on YouTube or see below.

Last milking

Last milking

Do you want to see your sensor results for the last milking session? You can check all readings for Protrack Milk or Protrack SCC and stay on top of your herd’s productivity. This video show you how to view the results from the last milking. 

Sensor setup

Sensor Setup

Have you just had Protrack Milk or Protrack SCC installed? Do you need to set them up in the Protrack software? Let us show you each element on the sensor page, so you can get setup.

Bulk SCC graph

Bulk SCC graph

Do you need a hand to interpret sensor reporting in the shed? You can use the Bulk SCC graph to see how the average SCC levels in your herd change over time as they are measured by Protrack SCC.

Health Indicators

Health Indicators

Do you know what triggers sensor alerts? Did you know you can sort animals by SCC, yield (in litres), conductivity, fat, protein to get a better picture of what animals may need your attention?

Herd production screen

Herd Production screen

Do you want to know your top and bottom producers? Use this video to see how your animals are performing either as individuals or relative to the herd average or top and bottom producers.

Plant issues

Plant issues

If you have Protrack sensors this video shows you how to see if they are any potential issues with your Protrack sensors? You will get a list of bails with potential wash and / or milking issues.

View all Protrack Heat help videos on YouTube or view below.

Heat Settings

Heat settings

Follow these easy set up instructions to enable Heat Detection get yourself ready for the mating season. 

Reapplying heat patches

Reapplying heat patches

Protrack Heat can automatically draft animals when they need a patch re-applied after mating. This video will show you how to set up the software for reapplies, so they are not checked again after mating, and ready for a reapply when you are ready to do them.

Remove a non heat

Removing a non heat

Has the Heat camera detected a heat, and you don’t agree and need to remove it? Here’s the quick way to remove that heat.

Milking screen

Milking screen

Are you familiar with the Milking screen that you use with Protrack ID Rotary? This tutorial will give you an overview of the page and what you can find there.

Setting up a new Milking Layout

Setting up a new milking layout

Once you are familiar with the ID Rotary milking screen, you need to know how to set up and customise the alerts, columns and quick events to your needs. 

About the action bar

About the action bar

Do you know how to sue the action bar on the ID Rotary milking screen? Learn how in this tutorial and sped up your interactions with Protrack.

Add quick events to action bar

Add quick events to the action bar

Have you changed the actions you do repeatedly? Do you want to know to have the most used quick events on the action bar on the ID Rotary milking screen?

Adding treatment columns to the milking screen

Adding treatment columns

Do you want to be able to action current health plans from the milking screen? You can add treatments to your columns to have them on the ID Rotary milking screen. Watch this tutorial to learn how.

Columns setup

Columns setup

What columns do you want to see on the ID Rotary milking screen? Watch this tutorial to find out how to set your columns, how to set the order them across the milking screen and how to change them.

Alerts set up

Alerts setup

What alerts do you want to see while you are milking? This tutorial show you how to set up alerts on the ID milking screen.

Feed Recipes

Feed recipes

Do you have Protrack Feed? Do you know how to set up a new recipe to feed a group and how to rank the recipes to ensure cows? Watch this tutorial to see how straight forward it is.

Feed based on herd test

Feed based on herd test

Do you want to feed your animals according to their herd test results? This video will show you how to that using MINDA LIVE and Protrack Feed.

Dashboard

Dashboard

Are you new to the Protrack modules or do you need a refresh on the Protrack Dashboard, and how it can help you in a milking session and how to get more information?

About the action screen

About the action screen

Wondering what the lightning bolt at the top right hand side of Protrack screen is? Want to access the the action screen to quickly draft an animal? Watch this video.

Milking times

Milking times

Do you know how to set up your milking times? This is vital for all Protrack products. Watch the tutorial to learn how to set up your milking times.

Animal count and missing animals

Animal count and missing animals

Do you know how to keep track of what animals go to a milking session? Watch the video to see how Protrack Animal Count can show you what animals have been milked and what animals missed milking.