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  Pasture Growth Forecaster

About Farmax


Farmax is a software-based system which plans and controls how you can effectively convert your pasture into profit. The software allows you to develop and compare farms and different scenarios, providing clarity in planning the most profitable way forward. The Pasture Growth Forecaster is an extension of the pasture features in Farmax. Currently in Farmax, you can record pasture growth to create plan and actual models of grass growth throughout the year. Farmax combined with the Pasture Growth Forecaster, gives you a highly accurate forecast of exactly what your farm is doing.


There is a suite of Farmax software for either Dairy or Sheep, Beef and Deer farmers, all based on 20 years of extensive scientific research.


Dairy Software

Farmax FeedWedge

Farmax Feed Wedge will give you a visual representation of your current and forecast feed wedge to identify surpluses or deficits. Interactively in this same screen, you will be able to explore the effect on the forecasted wedge due to the removal of paddocks for conservation or crops, applications of nitrogen, changes in rotation lengths, animal numbers or post-graze residuals. A paddock allocation plan will be generated and you will be able to revise this plan to see the effect on the forecasted wedge and whether your targets will be met.

FarmTools Dairy

Farmtools Dairy is used in conjunction with Farmax Dairy Pro and your consultant. It has a simplified interface and allows you to enter monitor information (i.e. pasture covers, supplements and pasture fed, milk production, condition scores, calving numbers and nitrogen applications etc). It then uses this information to provide an improved forecast of production, condition scores, pasture cover and profit for the season against the original plan. It also allows you to test management scenarios to see their effect on production, condition scores, pasture cover and profit.

Farmax Dairy Pro

Farmax Dairy Pro provides the full package. It allows you to develop and compare farms and scenarios for their financial and physical feasibility. One highly interactive and innovative screen, The Performance Screen, is available where you can explore numerous pasture and supplement feeding options, and purchasing and drying off decisions and see directly the effect on pasture substitution, per cow milksolids production, condition score and pasture cover.

Sheep and Beef Software

Farmax Lite

Farmax Lite is a feed budgeting package. Inputs are entered through wizards that make setup an easy process. It allows you to forecast pasture cover and determine feed requirements based on stock policies, live weight change targets, pasture growth rates, conservation and nitrogen, sales and purchases.

FarmTools

Farmtools is used in conjunction with Farmax Pro and your consultant. It has a simplified interface and allows you to enter monitor information (i.e. pasture covers, supplements fed, live weights, sales and purchases, reproductive performance, shearing, conservation, crops and nitrogen appli-cations etc). It then uses this information to provide an improved forecast of farm performance, pasture cover and gross margin for the season against the original plan. It also allows you to test management scenarios to see their effect on pasture cover, animal returns and profit.

Farmax Pro

Farmax Pro provides the full package. It allows you to develop and compare farms and scenarios for their financial and physical feasibility. You can use it to find the best fit of enterprises and stock policies for your farm. It also predicts feed requirements, pasture cover, gross margin and key performance indicators. Farmax recognises that successful farming involves confident decision making.

For more information on how you can purchase or trial the Farmax software, please contact the Farmax HelpDesk.

Open: 7.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday

Phone: 0800 FARMAX (327 629)

Email: support@farmax.co.nz

Website: www.farmax.co.nz

Address: Waikato Innovation Park, Ruakura Lane, PO Box 1036, Hamilton 3240

While every effort has been made to provide accurate forecast data Farmax disclaims any liability whatsoever in respect of any losses or damages arising out of the use of this information or in respect of any actions taken in reliance upon the validity of the information contained herein.