24 Feb
Grazing Calculator

Posted by Louise Hathaway in Business | Feb. 24, 2015 | 8 Comments

Apk file size: 193.0 KB

A quick and simple way to calculate a number of common grazing related equations used by dairy and beef farmers. This app is the brainchild of a dairy farmer, who wanted a fast and easy way for him and his workers to be able to do grazing related calculations, and was designed and developed in collaboration with his sister, with input from other farmers and farm advisors.

Designed to be used out on the farm and on the go, this app makes it quick, easy and simple for anyone working on a dairy or beef farm - regardless of their level of experience and knowledge - to get the numbers they need, when they need them.

● Days in Paddock - Work out the approximate number of days to leave a specific number of cows in a paddock using either:
◦ kgDM/cow or lbDM/cow allocation, paddock size, cover and residual.
◦ m2/cow/day or yd2/cow/day allocation and paddock size
- These results can then be used to calculate approximately where to put the break fence in a paddock.

● DM/Cow/Day - Work out approximately how many kgDM/cow/day or lbDM/cow/day you will get from a paddock based on paddock size, cover, residual, number of cows and number of days.
- This result can then be used to calculate approximately where to put the break fence in a paddock

● Crop Allocation - Work out the approximate area of crop to allocate and the approximate number of days you can leave the cows in a paddock based on yield, the number of cows, the kgDM/cow/day or lbDM/cow/day required and paddock area.
- This result can then be used to calculate approximately where to put the break fence in a paddock

● Pre-Grazing Cover - Work out the approximate target pre-grazing cover or the paddock trigger level based on stocking rate, intake, round length or rotation and the optimum residual.

● Average Pasture Cover - Work out the approximate average pasture cover for your farm based the pre-grazing cover and optimum residual. Enter the values directly or use the result from the Pre-Grazing Cover calculator.

Other Features:
● Choose to do the calculations in Metric or US system of measurement. On first installing the app will be promoted to choose from using either the Metric or US system of measurement. You can change the selected units at any time via the Settings.
● Share the result of the calculation:
◦ Send in an email
◦ Send as an SMS
◦ Copy to the clipboard
● Settings options for the shared content:
- include or don't include units
- always edit before sending, never edit or choose each time whether edit or not
● Add a note after completing the calculation e.g. paddock or mob name. This note will be included in the shared content.

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Thanks to everyone who has given feedback and suggestions! It has been very useful in helping us improve the app. We are always looking for ways to make the app better, so please contact us if you have any feedback or suggestions.

#### Whats new

Bug fixes

Louise Hathaway part of our Business and have average installs from 1000 to 5000. Last Update Feb. 24, 2015. Google play rating is 91.6667. Current verison is 2.0.1. Actual size 193.0 KB.

#### Worldwidekarma jowett

Great asset This is a very good app. I'm sure everyone who is involved in pasture management has something. I have found this very user friendly.

#### dylanhilhorst

So handy use it all the time ... if in doubt get the grazing calculator out .. well done Louise

#### peter blair

Great! Thanks heaps for creating such a useful app. My farm has all sorts of growth rates, paddock areas and grass types so it helps speed up the decision making. 5+

#### Victor Calva

Awesome..... Thanks very much...

#### Jeff McDonald

Great app! Makes feed budgeting super fast and easy!

Very handy app

#### Matt Brooke

Sweet as Very handy tool. Like the fact you can send results via txt to workers. Well thought out app thankyou

#### Farmer Farmerer

The best 20plus years dairying and this makes my day to day even more pleasant.