How well do you know your stocking capacity? Do you know if it’s improving and why/why not? Can your grazing system be more productive? These are all questions that some of Australia’s leading consultants are trying to help answer for producers.
While the practices to improve a grazing system can be relatively easily conveyed, the quantitative data behind such a system is not. For example, do you know your current stock days per hectare and how that compares to last year?
For this reason we have released a dedicated grazing module. 5 minutes a month is all that is required to maintain Phoenix Grazing and produce detailed Grazing Charts, Grazing Performance data, Grazing Benchmarks, Stock Flows, etc. It really is that simple! To summarise, Phoenix Grazing can:
- Ascertain the key attributes to grazing performance
- Use industry standards to quantify performance: DSE, LSU, MJ/day, /Ha, /100mm, e tc.
- Quantify pasture productivity
- Determine cause and effects in your grazing system
- Identify grazing rotations factoring for paddock recovery periods
- Establish performance benchmarks
- Calculate carrying capacity for various climatic conditions
- Plan stocking schedules
Grazing Performance Report
Phoenix Grazing is interactive with Phoenix Mapping. As a result your property map will render colour shades to illustrate information such as grazing productivity, intensity and recovery periods. It’s a case of ‘a picture paints a thousand words’.
We have had Phoenix Grazing ‘in the field’ since late last year to validate its concepts and processes in real world situations. We’ve been delighted with what it is producing for both users and consultants and seeing some very positive feedback. One of the unsolicited responses…
I think Ian is suffering from a Grazing program addiction – what can we do to fix the problem?
His entries are so far up to date that I fear he is going out to move stock just to get more entries!! He has never been so up to date with his paddock book records – EVER!
We have entered the feed demands and rainfall and can see that this will all become more meaningful when we have a bit more historical data.
Thought you might appreciate the feedback.
Ian & Brenda McColl
Umbercollie Merino Stud
The beauty of this module is that it can run stand-alone for those that do not need the full detailed livestock recording system. Or, for those that are capturing their livestock in the Phoenix Livestock module, they can incorporate the Grazing module directly into Phoenix Livestock. This requires virtually no extra work over what they are already doing in order to produce this grazing information.
As is standard for Phoenix, Grazing integrates with the rest of the Phoenix suite wherever appropriate.