GRAZIERS have another tech tool in their kitbag, following the release of a new comprehensive farm management system.
Maia Grazing combines land, animal and rainfall data inputs to generate a productivity outlook to assist with the management of stocking rates and pasture utilisation.
It analyses the individual pasture characteristics of a particular farm and “learns” how the property converts rainfall into feed and liveweight gains.
The technology has been trialled with Australian farmers for the past 18 months and at the Durham Ranch in Wyoming, United States, which runs a herd of 3000 bison on 222,60 hectares.
The chairman of parent company Maia Technology, Alisdair McLeod, said the aim was to develop software to cover the entire supply chain.
“We wanted to be able to track our beef from genetics and breeding right through to the steak on the supermarket shelf, and of course a big part of this is grazing and pasture management and MaiaGrazing was born as the first step in this process,” he said.
MaiaGrazing has made its software compatible with the wants of third parties.