Tool helps plan feed with accuracy

15 Sep, 2018 04:00 AM
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The feed planner web tool also enables farmers to develop a feed plan for up to a year for milkers, early dry cows or transition cows.
It also looks at the energy, protein and starch levels of the ration
The feed planner web tool also enables farmers to develop a feed plan for up to a year for milkers, early dry cows or transition cows.

Whether farmers have pastures to manage or are feeding concentrates and purchased fodder, Dairy Australia's Dairy Feed Tools is key to developing and managing feed plans.

Dairy Feed Tools 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 the herd.

Dairy Australia's Cath Lescun said the web tool would help farmers check their current feed rations and planning and enable sharing of information among farm managers and employees.

Currently, feed options for dairyfarmers vary widely from region to region, however, the Dairy Feedtools is applicable to all.

"It's making sure your ration meets your herd feed requirements, and it provides a method to communicate with farm team members," she said.

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

"It also looks at the energy, protein and starch levels of the ration and alerts you if they are not meeting cow requirements," Ms Lescun said.

The feed planner web tool also enables farmers to develop a feed plan for up to a year for milkers, early dry cows or transition cows.

A key feature of the tool is allowing users to develop a feed plan based on diets formulated to meet cow's daily energy and protein requirements.

It will also allow 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," Ms Lescun 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 and results can be more accurately appreciate."D

Dairy Feed Tools can be accessed at website www.dairyaustralia.com.au/feedtools.

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