How to Best Manage Your Cow Manure and Dairy Effluent
Your cow manure might be one of the wealthiest resources you have on your dairy farm. If you haven’t figured that one out by now - it’s high time you do. Stored and utilised appropriately for the uniqueness of your farm and unique needs - manure can be turned into gold. Add some extra fertilisation to your pasture by doing appropriate grazing management and make sure to test your soil before applying large quantities of cow manure.
How Do Remote Pasture Measuring Tools Work Exactly?
So, you’ve heard about pasture management tools? Want to know how they work exactly? Let us tell you all about NDVI and remote sensors, satellite imagery, weather data, farm records and machine learning environments. All part of a highly-apt pasture management tool. Don’t be fooled when it comes to deciding on such a tool and make the best-informed decision! How? By knowing what makes a pasture management tool great and what makes it not so great!
Why You Too Should Become a Dairy Farmer
Are you tired of city life and dreaming of farm life? It's not so farfetched! The business of dairy farming is a business like any other – with struggles and profits! E-commerce businesses, cafes or production businesses differ in no way to dairy farming. Milk is in constant demand worldwide, and dairy farmers live a healthier, more connected life than people in the city. With internet access everywhere and excellent facilities in the countryside, dairy farming is more of an accessible and advantageous reality than ever!
Why You Should Consider Pasture Reseeding For Your Cattle
Sometimes old pasture can't do it anymore for you and your farms/cows' needs. The only solution then is – pasture renovation. It's not as dreadful as it might sound – although it has its cost in terms of money and time. Yet, the benefits you will reap far outweigh the investment. Fresh reseeded pasture can significantly raise your dairy farm's milk production – 8% per ha, more precisely. Make sure to take a soil sample and do a soil test before reseeding and practice proper pasture management afterwards.
Your Guide to Soil Testing on a Dairy Farm
Your best guide on soil testing on a dairy farm. Read everything you need to know about why it's important to test your pasture's soil, what are the essential nutrients for plants including pasture, and negative consequences of not testing – cattle infertility issues. Our guide also includes average soil testing prices as well as information on best practices when it comes to taking a soil test sample.
What are The Main Dairy Farming Problems in Australia?
Australia’s dairy farm industry is facing a series of big challenges. From processors having too much power, to low private label milk prices, and farmers not managing their pasture. However, all is not lost for dairy farming in Australia – the Australia Dairy Plan is in motion, supermarkets have conceded to raise the price of milk to $1.10, and a remote pasture measurement tool that takes farmers to the future of farming is here!
The latest tips to best pasture management for you and your farm
Staying focussed and on point with your pasture management is crucial to managing a sustainable business. You know this, and I don't need to tell you, as you've had plenty of practice working out what works and what doesn't. I'm here to reinforce the latest tips to get your business firing and to keep it on track to be highly profitable. Not only that, but we're going to explore ten tips that will make sure you're on the right path to succeeding.
How to increase your farm profit with proper pasture management?
When prices are low and input costs are high, how do you increase profit through proper pasture management? This is a question on everyone's lips as we enter a competitive world of producing food. I'm going to show you exactly that. Goodness that's why our company exists. We're here to help you make the best farm management decisions with our app as a core service providing decision support tools the increase your bottom line. In turn this makes your pastures and animals happy, but most importantly, you.
Weed Control Methods: Which Best Suits You?
Invasive weeds cause a real headache. This is even truer when they reproduce due to the wrong control methods being deployed. Are you across the many weed control methods that suit your requirements? And do these weed control methods suit the plant you're trying to manage? The latter, we don't discuss in this blog, but the ways of weed control we do.
Topping Pasture: is it worth it?
Topping reproductive pasture is a sure-fire way of keeping your paddocks full of nutritious feed for your animals. There are many trains of thought when it comes to the practice of topping pasture. However, it is important to not overlook the benefits of increased pasture utilisation, as well as the positive impact on your livestock. We're going to cover this topic in this post.
Timely Grazing: Key to Effective Spring Pasture Management
Timing grazings is an ongoing decision that requires careful attention daily. Spring amplifies the grazing choices you make due to the rapid growth of pasture from day to day. The profound nature of these decisions, whether excellent or poor, will affect the future performance of your pastures, animals, and bank balance. In this article, there are some tips to bring you up to speed for realising the full potential of your spring flush.
Managing Perennial Ryegrass for Spring Growth
How well do you understand spring and its impact on pasture growth rates? How well do you have a grasp on perennial ryegrass and its natural tendency to perform well in high rainfall and temperate climates? We'll explore with essential details so you can make the most out of spring with your ryegrass.
Guide for Choosing Grazing Apps that Make You Money out of Grass
In this guide, we're going to cover the fundamentals of making the right choice that will ultimately lead to making the best grazing decisions. After all, it's the best grazing decisions that yield sustainable results and larger buckets of farm profit.
The Best LIC Space Alternative
We're passionate about providing you with the best pasture management tools. We're highly enthusiastic about pushing the latest in agtech to bring you the best remote pasture measuring platform for making the right grazing decisions every time. We're a dedicated company that isn't spreading our wings thin. What we want to do for you is to stay highly focussed in our specialised offering. That is our promise to providing you with value.
The Dairy Research Foundation's 2019 Symposium
Will presented his plan and told the audience how he would focus on increasing and optimising home-grown feed production. One of Will's tools to achieve his target is to use Pasture.io to measure and manage his pastures. The other reason why Will decided to include Pasture.io is the importance of record-keeping, primarily those related to fertilisation, spraying, grazing events and irrigation.
How does remote pasture measuring deal with your long grazing rotations?
Seven days a week, you're out in the elements. Low temperatures, rainfall, and short daylight hours are nothing new. Yes, that's it, hello, wintertime! We're two-thirds of the way through. What this means is that it's all up from here! In this post, we're going to tackle the impact extended grazing rounds currently have on the remote pasture measuring models. Never fear, read on!
Pastures from Space - answered: are we a replacement app?
We get asked a lot if we're a Pastures from Space (PfS+) replacement. This blog post goes into details of why we're not and how we're an excellent replacement. If you're a former Pastures from Space customer, keep reading to see how we step up the notch in our service.
Grazing tips for winter conditions: "wait, you feed out on the road?"
Winter time brings with it many challenges. One of the biggest is feed utilisation, or maybe better said minimising feed wastage. Feed wastage is increased due to soiling of feed that is trampled into muddy paddocks, thus becoming unpalatable. This has a ripple effect further into the production system and importantly on the bottom line.
Grazing tips for winter conditions: "who left that gate open?"
We've found some stark evidence that this practice works. Per-cow production maintains. Lameness incidents decrease. And another benefit is that labour typically spent herding is not. Gone are the days where paddocks would resemble a chocolate self-saucing pudding and spring felt like it would never arrive.
DairySA Agtech Innovation Day 2019
Plenty of in-depth disucssions at the DairySA Innovation Day around pasture and dairy technology and how to best take advantage for growing greater margins of profit. We were there to enjoy the day and to proudly present the innovative technology that is shaping the next generation of pasture management on-farm.
Pasture Utilisation a Key Driver of Farm Profitability
There is significant room to improve on farm efficiency in pasture-based systems by growing and utilising more homegrown forage such as pasture.
DairyTas Tasmanian Dairy Conference 2019
Having just attended the Australian Dairy Conference #ADC2019 in Canberra with Pasture.io as a stallholder for the first time, we had high expectations of the Tasmanian Dairy Conference being put on by DairyTas. And my goodness were our expectations blown away.
CQU SMARtfarm Tutorial
Pasture.io was invited to give a presentation to a group of students studying Sustainable Livestock Systems at CQU. The SMARTFarm tutorial was given to demonstrate and give students a hands-on approach in a real-world farming scenario using live data. Ollie was the guest lecturer and provided real time data for the students to work from his only family dairy farm.
TasTAFE and Pasture.io Presentation
Pasture.io was proud to present to a top notch group of Moonlake dairy farm managers who were studying the Diploma unit Analyse and Interpret Production Data.
Australian Dairy Conference 2019
The Australian Dairy Conference (#ADC2019) in Canberra was a huge success. There were dairy farmers from across Australia in attendance and some from abroad. This was fantastic as it promoted the diversity that the Australian dairy industry holds, which is perhaps one of the core advantages for long term sustainability of the industry.
ADC2019 Best Farm Apps Review
After an Australia-wide call to farmers to tell us ‘what is their most valuable farming app’ our committee applies ruthless and independent rigour to come up with the five best dairy farming apps – and we ask the Young Dairy Network to present them in a fun yet highly informative session hosted by NSW DPI robotic technology expert Nico Lyons.
CQU Women in Agri-Tech Symposium
Fifteen female teachers from regional, rural and remote areas will be chosen to take part in the inaugural ‘Women in Agri-tech’ program. With support from leading researchers, educators and industry professionals, teachers will develop an agri-tech learning module aligned to the STEM and digital technologies component of the Australian Curriculum.