List of inputs for intermediate version of the Pasture Consumption Calculator

Input – Farm details Detail required
Farm milking area ha
Terrain Choose from list
Total milk production per year litres
Total kg fat per year kg
Total kg protein per year kg
Average milk lactose Choose from list
Input – Stock details Detail required
Days on farm milking area Number of days on the farm milking area for the milking herd, calves, yearlings, dry cows.
Milking herd: heifers number
Milking herd: 2+ lactations number
Percentage of cows calved in the 12 month period percentage
Calves 3-12 months number
Yearlings 13-24 months number
Dry heifers number
Dry milkers number
Carried over dry stock (2-3 years old) number
Carried over dry stock (3+ years) number
Bulls number
Average CS for 3 year olds body condition score
Average age of mature herd age
Average distance walked by milkers km
*Please note that details must be entered for these stock classes but the tool can calculate values for all other classes of stock if desired.
Input – Liveweight Detail required
*Calving 2+ lactations kg
Birth kg
Calves: 3 month weaning kg
Calves: 6 months kg
Joining heifers kg
Calving heifers kg
*Bulls kg
Input – Body condition score Detail required
On average, across the herd, did the cows... Choose from list
Starting condition score Use slider to select body condition score
Lowest condition score Use slider to select body condition score
Final condition score Use slider to select body condition score
Input – Feed numbers Detail required
Home grown hay fresh weight as fed (tonnes), %DM, MJ ME/kg DM, % wasted
Home grown silage fresh weight as fed (tonnes), %DM, MJ ME/kg DM, % wasted
Concentrate fresh weight as fed (tonnes), %DM, MJ ME/kg DM, % wasted
Brought in hay fresh weight as fed (tonnes), %DM, MJ ME/kg DM, % wasted
Brought in silage fresh weight as fed (tonnes), %DM, MJ ME/kg DM, % wasted
Brought in other fresh weight as fed (tonnes), dry matter content (%DM), energy of feed (MJ ME/kg DM), % wasted
Input – Home grown feed not fed Detail required
Hay grown and not fed fresh weight as fed (tonnes), %DM
Silage grown and not fed fresh weight as fed (tonnes), %DM
Negative associative effects Choose % from list
Average pasture metabolisable energy Use slider to identify ME (MJ/kg DM)