Tool helps plan feed accurately

12 Feb, 2018 09:35 AM
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The management toolset is backed by Australian feed and pasture data.
This tool will help keep everyone on the same page when it comes to feeding...
The management toolset is backed by Australian feed and pasture data.

A NEW web-based feed tool developed by Dairy Australia takes the guesswork out of developing and managing feed plans.

Dairy Feed Tools www.dairyfeedtools.com.au helps farmers plan their year's feed and nutrition strategy as well as staying up-to-date on what the cows are consuming and what is left in the pit, shed and silo.

The management toolset is backed by Australian feed and pasture data to most accurately reflect the needs of your herd.

Dairy Australia's Cath Lescun said the web tool would help farmers improve on their current feed planning methods by allowing continual updating of data and sharing of information between farm managers and employees.

The Dairy Feed Tool allows farmers to input customised data that will take into account animal size, feed type and days in milk to accurately formulate a ration.

"It looks at the energy, protein and starch levels within the ration to make sure the ration is meeting cow requirements," ms Lescun said. By using the feed planner web tool, farmers can develop a feed plan for up to a year for milkers, early dry cows or transition cows.

"Particularly with hay and silage, if you have a bunker or shed full of silage and you know how much you have, it allows you to monitor how long it will last," she said.

The information sharing system allows every person working with the herd to access information to ensure feeding regimes are not only well planned but are also accurately implemented.

"That communication between farm team members is crucial and this tool is one way that good communications can be achieved," she said.

"This tool will help keep everyone on the same page when it comes to feeding, which means planning can be done with more confidence."

The Dairy Feed Tool can be accessed at "http://www.feedtools.com.au">www .feedtools.com.au.

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