Milk on or dry off tool (.xlsx)
The milk on/dry off tool is designed to help you test scenarios and make informed decisions around the cost of continuing to milk all or part of your herd into late lactation under a feed shortage situation.
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.
Having a feed budget is essential to making the best decisions around managing your feed requirements.
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.
Pasture and crop eaten calculator
Pasture eaten is a measure of how much pasture grown on the milking platform is being eaten.
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.
Winter crop pasture allocation calculator (.xlsm)
Calculate the feed demand and supply requirements of based on a range of winter crops.
Value of feeding supplements to dry cows for condition score gain (.xlsx)
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.
Tools to help you manage feed on your farm.
Reducing surface run off
Reducing surface run off on grazed winter forage crop paddocks by strategic grazing management.