The F200 Electronic Rising Platemeter provides a simple, yet effective method of measuring pasture cover. Able to operate in all weather conditions the product is cost effective and reliable.
Accurate measurement of pasture can deliver clear economic benefits to farming operations through optimised grazing programs. A figure of 10 - 15% improvement in pasture utilisation has been suggested by dairy commentators and researchers as being feasible through the use of pasture budgeting systems.
The assumption is based on a number of contributing factors, such as better utilisation of pasture through advanced budgeting, an improvement in actual pasture yield through better placement of fertilisers and controlled grazing.
The main benefit is the fact that farmers are able to develop a budgeting approach and make better decisions regarding feed, production and use.
The F200 Electronic Rising Platemeter includes P-Plus CoverWalks software that allows you to record and monitor pasture cover by individual paddock. P-Plus CoverWalks integrates with P-Plus Map & Paddock and P-Plus Feed Forecaster-Budget Modules thereby giving the option of a comprehensive feed management program. Using data collected by the Platemeter as the foundation, Feed Forecaster gives you the ability to optimise grazing breaks and rotations based on predefined criteria.
The F200 has the following features
Records total height and number of measurements
Calculates average height and average cover
User configurable formulae
30 plonk Beep
Rechargeable battery - charger included.
Includes FREE P-Plus Pasture Covers Software
Please refer to the F200 User Manual for more information.