Spring Rotation Planner Tool
The Spring Rotation Planner (SRP) takes the guesswork out of grazing management during and after calving.
Supplement Price Calculator
The supplementary feed price calculator allows you to determine how much you can pay for supplementary feed.
Cultivar Selector Tool
Using the Forage Value Index (FVI), this tool allows you to objectively select the most suitable cultivar for your farm.
Comparative Stocking Rate
Information about Comparative Stocking Rate (CSR) which is used for assessing the balance between feed demand and supply on farm.
Pasture Condition Score Tool
This tool is used for ranking paddocks one to five based on the extent of pasture damage.
Autumn Management Tool
Use the Autumn Management Tool from January-March to identify the best options for achieving APC and BCS targets.
Pasture Growth Forecaster
The DairyNZ Pasture Growth Forecaster is an easy-to-use web-based tool to help predict how much grass grows on your farm.
Having a feed budget is essential to making the best decisions around managing your feed requirements.
Pasture eaten calculator
Pasture eaten is a measure of how much pasture grown on the milking platform is being eaten.
See Pasture and crop eaten page.
Cost of growing pasture
This calculates an economic value on growing and harvesting pasture and crop. This includes the operating costs: irrigation, crop, silage, fertiliser, pasture renewal and pasture maintenance costs. It does not include capital costs - land or infrastructure nor the opportunity cost of land use or changing land value.
Using your pasture eaten per hectare figure (calculated using the pasture eaten calculator) you can compare your cost per kgDM to the regional average. Regional averages are based on the 2012/13 year.
Value of Feeding Supplements to Dry Cows for Condition Score Gain
Body condition score (BCS) at calving is a key driver of the 6 week in calf rate and empty rate. Achieving the targets at calving is therefore important to run a sustainable dairy system.
This calculator can be used to help make decisions on purchasing supplement to feed to dry cows for live weight gain.
Pasture Renewal Calculator
This is a tool to evaluate the economic return from pasture renewal.
See Value of pasture page.
Return from Feeding Supplement in the Autumn Calculator
Calculate the wastage of supplement, the return from supplement in Autumn and the profitability of purchasing feed to extend lactation.
Winter Crop Allocation Calculator
Calculate the feed demand and supply requirements of based on a range of winter crops.