It can help you to make better decisions on supplementary feeding, grazing rotations, silage making and nitrogen management.
This tool calculates pasture growth from environmental conditions experienced at a farm or region. Short and long-term weather forecasts are combined and linked to NIWA's historical weather and soil temperature data to make grass growth projections.
The service provides free district forecasts for 15 days. From our website you can link to a subscription service called My Forecast provided by Farmax for a monthly fee. This provides 15 day and 2 month forecasts plus Long-term average growth rates for a specific farm location.
Development of the DairyNZ Pasture Growth Forecaster has been funded by New Zealand dairy farmers through DairyNZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries through the Primary Growth Partnership.
DairyNZ Pasture Growth Forecaster Tool