“Getting the Basics Right 2010”, a Rural News Group publication, reveals another success story for Pasture Meter and FarmKeeper
After seeing a display at the National Fieldays in Mystery Creek, Sam, Linda, and Tony saw the potential benefits of investing in the C-Dax pasture meter. The drawcard was the large amount of accurate information about pasture that can be collected in a short space of time.
The product combined well with FarmKeeper mapping technology, Tony says, which served to amplify the potential benefits of the information: “There’s a huge variety of farm management reports that are available within the software,” he says. “For me, the biggest plus is the greater accuracy about what’s going on with the grass, and it just saves so much time.”
Ellis says the system is easy to set-up, attach, and use: “It’s just a case of riding the bike. Some spots are hilly but the contours don’t affect sensor readings…It’s useful because I can easily identify where the surplus is. FarmKeeper produces an excellent feed wedge (graph)— it shows my longest grass to all the way down to my shortest, with precise numbers all the way along it…” Tony expects C-Dax and FarmKeeper to play an increasingly important role in farm management over the next year or so…“
Read the full story in “Getting the Basics Right 2010” publication, or online at www.pasturemeter.co.nz