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Winter Farming Series

Stop the guesswork. Make the right calls this winter.

At this time of year farmers are focussing on feed management and setting up for spring. In our Winter Farming Series, Libby and Todd show you how FarmIQ helps take the guesswork out of winter farming so you can feel confident you're making the right decisions ahead of calving.

 

Managing feed demands throughout winter

Feed demand over winter changes dramatically. Demand increases significantly as the ewe or cow gets closer to giving birth. For example, three weeks before lambing a ewe's feed consumption can double. In this video, Todd and Libby investigate how you can manage feed demand throughout winter and set your stock up for a successful year ahead.

 

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Realistic budgeting

2:20 minutes

To build a realistic financial budget you need to know what your feed inputs are going to be. Libby and Todd talk about how you can create a feed plan and better predict what you'll need to spend money on.

Keeping your farm working, even when you're not

1:53 minutes

Make the most of these quieter months to take a break and recharge. By creating integrated farm plans in FarmIQ you can ensure your staff know what needs to be done and when to keep your farm working, even when you are not there.

Staying on track while grazing off

2:00 minutes

Make sure your most expensive asset is well looked after, even while the girls are away grazing greener pastures. Libby and Todd show you how you can track their performance from anywhere.

Hitting your target weights at the right time

2:27 minutes

FarmIQ's weight predictor tool for winter finishing will help you know when your livestock are going to hit their target weights-because nobody wants to peak too early. 

Balancing feed demand after calving

1:36 minutes

Don't just watch your grass grow. Libby and Todd will show you how you can plan pasture allocation with FarmIQ's Spring Rotation Planner, helping you to balance your feed demand vs your pasture growth.

 

 

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