The AgSoft Solutions team know it’s been a tough season with the drought or most and floods in the depth south. While the rain has come for most (but not all), grass and crop growth is going to take a while to fully rebuild. This winter is going to be tight for feed and this makes an accurate, deliverable feed plan even more important.
We can already see activity in Pasture Coach as more users return to weekly farm walks. This is a good thing but also means people have got to get their software operating again. The most common issue is a forgotten password. The solution being to go to the “sign on” page and use the “Click here” under the forgotten password section.
We have some good news for users of Pasture Coach.
We have kept the price of Pasture Coach the same for the 20/21 season at $175/farm, unlimited number of users.
Our friends at Jenquip have offered a rising plate deal at $960 for the Jenquip EC20 which is the model which talks to the Pasture Coach mobile / smart phone application. Note this represents a serious saving of $240.
Alternatively Jenquip can provide a “counter upgrade” that goes onto your old rising plate for $720.
For a Jenquip deal NZ Agriworks Ltd, Tel: +64 (0)6 323 6146, Email: email@example.com
A quick reminder. If you are doing your first farm walk for a while the pasture growth rates will not make sense. So enter “N” for No as you enter the walk. Your first meaningful growth rate will come on your next walk.
While it might be tough going out there success will come from measuring and planning.
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User testimonials for Pasture Coach.
Read what Nick and Rose Bertram, Hawkes Bay Wairarapa Sharemilker of the Year have to say about Pasture Coach.
We’ve are in our 10th season of using Pasture Coach.
Some of the key features we like:
The AP on phone makes it really simple to instantly record from plate meter, and instant growth rate for each paddock as you are doing your walk. We also use the AP to know which are the longest paddocks for the rest of the week, staff also have the AP on their phone.
Using feed wedge, and predictive feed wedges, we are easily able to identify feed surplus, and deficits a few weeks in advance and using predictive feed wedges we are able take the correct course of action. Using this process we have not topped a paddock in many years and without compromising milk production and cow reproduction. I don’t even own a topper. It has made us very efficient harvesters of pasture.
Pasture coach works out for us annual tonnage grown, and we are also able to use this data to find out which paddocks are underperforming and require some action.
One of the key features Pasture Coach has that sets it apart from some of the other programs is we are able to separate paddocks into blocks. Such as we have 2 herds, Block 1 and Block 2, it makes it so much easier to manage the feed for individual herds. Block 3 is our runoff area, and block 4 is paddocks we have taking out for cropping or supplement. This feature is key when doing predictive wedge’s as we are able to take paddocks out of the round and then see what our wedge will look like over the next few weeks.
Another Hawkes Bay Wairarapa dairy industry awards winner has this to say about Pasture Coach …
Pasture Coach is a critical piece of technology within our business, we are a high input operation and place great importance on feed efficiencies and technology. Pasture Coach is an important piece of the puzzle when it comes time to making accurate decisions around pasture allocation, pasture renewal, feed budgeting, and fertiliser applications. Without the accurate data available in pasture coach it would make critical and timely decision making difficult and ultimately negatively impact our financial performance.